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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

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

A lovers' story

Overview

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

    Author

  3. Jean-Claude Carrière

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  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

  7. Pavel Landovský

    Pavel Landovský

    Pavel

  8. Donald Moffat

    Donald Moffat

    Chief Surgeon

  9. Daniel Olbrychski

    Daniel Olbrychski

    Interior Ministry Official

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Full Cast & Crew

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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Content Score

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