1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"Eurimages with the participation of the French Ministry of Culture (Centre National de la Cinématographie) and support of the State Fund of the Czech Republic for Support and Development of Czech Cinematography."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Special features include: behind the scenes featurette.
Director of photography, Vladimír Smutny ; editor, Alois Fišárek ; music, Ondřej Soukup ; screenplay, Zdeněk Svěrák.
Zdenek Sverak, Andrej Chalimon, Libuse Safrankova.
The life of a cellist, playboy, and confirmed bachelor in late Soviet-era Prague is upended after he agrees to marry a Russian woman for money so that she isn't deported and ends up taking care of her abandoned five-year-old son Kolya.
NTSC, region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen, aspect ratio 1.66:1 (enhanced for widescreen TVs) ; Dolby digital surround sound.
Czech and French with optional subtitles in English.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Academy Awards, USA, 1997: Best foreign language film (Czech Republic)
Golden Globes, USA, 1997: Best foreign language film (Czech Republic)
Young Artist Awards, 1997: Best family feature - foreign (Czech Republic) ; Best performance in a foreign film (Andrei Chalimon)