The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

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.

  • Philip Kaufman
  • Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Milan Kundera
  • Philip Kaufman
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  • Release Date: 1988-02-05
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 171
  • Revenue: $10,006,806
  • Budget: $17,000,000

Donald Moffat

Chief Surgeon

Lena Olin


Jacques Ciron

Swiss Restaurant Manager

Erland Josephson

The Ambassador

Pavel Slabý

Pavel's Nephew

Leon Lissek

Bold Man in Bar

Clovis Cornillac

Boy in Bar

László Szabó

Russian Interrogator

Stellan Skarsgård

The Engineer

Daniel Olbrychski

Interior Ministry Official

Bruce Myers

Czech Editor

Anne Lonnberg

Swiss Photographer

Consuelo De Haviland

Tall Brunette
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