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"Kolya, " here beautifully translated by Ewald Osers, is the novelization of the Czech film of the same name, which won both the 1997 Oscar and Golden Globe awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Set in Prague in 1988just before the Velvet Revolutionit tells the story of Louka, a virtuoso performer with the Czech Philharmonic, whohas been banned from playing by the state. Now he finds himself playing at cemeteries for a living. Adding to his problems, an illegal arranged marriage has left the hardened bachelor with a little Russian boy to care for. From these elements, Zdenek Sverakwho also played Louka in the filmhas woven an enduring tale of the transforming powers of music, language, and love."show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 121.9 x 193 x 15.2mm | 22.68g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
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  • Portraits
  • 0747258945
  • 9780747258940
  • 2,169,776

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