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Aro Favourite Kolya


Czech Republic 1996, 105 minutes
Dir. Jan Sverak
In Czech, Russian with English subtitles
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Problem Child, Mid-life.


Aroview: A beautifully sentimental Oscar winner for Best Foreign film - set during the 1988 Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia, when a middle-aged bachelor has his fancy-free life encumbered with the care of an abandoned Russian infant who doesn't speak a word of Czech.

Heart-breakingly human, this also resonates on romantic and socio-political levels, while taking splendid advantage of the Prague locations.

NZ International Film Festival 1997

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 1.66:1

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