The Unbearable lightness of being

United States, 1988

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Tomas is a master of seduction. To him women are for pleasure and Sabina is the ultimate, a free spirit like himself. Life is blissfully simple until Tomas meets the young and innocent Tereza who awakens in him a tenderness he never knew possible. But it is 1968 and as the Russian tanks roll into Prague Tomas is forced to make choices; between love of his country and his yearning for freedom, between desire for Sabina and devotion to the ever-faithful Tereza. Adapted from the novel by Milan Kundera, the film stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche and Lena Olin.

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Credits

producer

Saul Zaentz

production company

Orion Pictures Corporation

Saul Zaentz

director

Philip Kaufman

Duration

02:45:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1988

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