Kolja (1997)

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  • Kid Alternative
  • Kolia Alternative
  • Kolya Alternative


In Communist Czechoslovakia, an established cello player finds his career destroyed by a vindictive Party functionary. Reduced to playing at funerals to make ends meet, he is persuaded, for money, to marry a young Russian who wants Czech citizenship. Through a series of accidents, he finds himself looking after her five year-old son, Kolja, while she is Germany with her lover. Then the 'Velvet Revolution' comes; the boy is reclaimed by his mother and the musician returns to his orchestra.

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