Middle-aged philandering musician Louka is forced into a marriage of convenience because he needs the money. When his Russian wife runs out on him, he is left to care for her five-year-old son, Kolya. Neither Kolya or Louka is happy with this state of affairs, as they do not even speak the same language. However, they gradually overcome this setback to establish a bond of friendship. Winner of an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.