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Release Date: January 24, 1997Running Time: 110 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $5,756,615.00
Genre: Adaptation, Comedy, Drama, Period

Zdenek Sverak
Andrej Chalimon
Libuse Safrankova
Ondrej Vetchy

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Once a renowned cellist in the August Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, middle-aged bachelor, Frantisek Louka, now plays funerals at the city crematorium. Occupied by the Russians, Prague is on the eve of the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Louka has no idea that more than political change abounds. The personal revolution he is about to experience is just as unpredictable as the revolution outside his window. his entire life is interrupted when a friendly grave-digger proposes that Louka marry his distant Russian niece who needs Czech papers. No ties. No obligations. Just a signature in exchange for enough money to buy a small car and pay the rent. Resolved to maintain his bachelor lifestyle, Louka refu... Full Summary >>