• 1996
  • Czechoslovakia
  • 1h 41min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Jan Svěrák
  • Written by: Zdeněk Svěrák
  • Cast: Zdeněk Svěrák, Andrei Chalimon, Libuše Šafránková
  • Language: Czech, Slovak and Russian

Womaniser and bachelor Louka (Sverák) marries a Russian woman who wants a Czech passport and, when she skips the country, is left to look after her five-year-old son. Separated by language, nationality, age and blood, surrogate father and child discover how to care and love across such divides. Oscar-winning drama that provides a bleak comment on Russian occupied Czechoslovakia.

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