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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R 02/05/1988 (US) ComedyRomanceDrama 2h 51m

A lovers' story


Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.

  1. Philip Kaufman

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Milan Kundera


  3. Jean-Claude Carrière


Top Billed Cast

  1. Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis


  2. Juliette Binoche

    Juliette Binoche


  3. Lena Olin

    Lena Olin


  4. Derek de Lint

    Derek de Lint


  5. Stellan Skarsgård

    Stellan Skarsgård

    The Engineer

  6. Erland Josephson

    Erland Josephson

    The Ambassador

  7. Pavel Landovský

    Pavel Landovský


  8. Donald Moffat

    Donald Moffat

    Chief Surgeon

  9. Daniel Olbrychski

    Daniel Olbrychski

    Interior Ministry Official

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $17,000,000.00

Revenue $10,006,806.00


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