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Release Date: February 25, 2005Running Time: 108 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $244,105.00
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign

Petr Forman
Emilia Vasaryova
Natasa Burger
Jan Triska

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In the dead of the night, near the Czech-Slovak border, two smugglers discover their truckload of illegal Indian immigrants have left a baby behind. In a small Prague apartment, Frantisek or "Franta" and Miluska or "Mila" dream of having a child, but Franta--on probation because of his soccer hooliganism past--is not allowed to adopt, and Mila is unable to conceive. After cashing in on her savings, Mila decides to buy a baby from a pawnshop that fronts a den of thieves and pickpockets. Meanwhile, an unusual family reunion is taking place: Academy professor Otakar or "Oto" collapses while teaching, prompting his estranged son Martin to return to Prague from Australia to see his father and his... Full Summary >>