The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever.

  1. Philip Kaufman

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Milan Kundera

    Author

  3. Jean-Claude Carrière

    Screenplay

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  1. Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Tomas

  2. Juliette Binoche

    Juliette Binoche

    Tereza

  3. Lena Olin

    Lena Olin

    Sabina

  4. Derek de Lint

    Derek de Lint

    Franz

  5. Stellan Skarsgård

    Stellan Skarsgård

    The Engineer

  6. Erland Josephson

    Erland Josephson

    The Ambassador

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 51m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

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  • February 5, 1988
    R, Theatrical

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