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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R
171 min | Drama, Romance

In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.
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Writers
Milan Kundera (novel) | Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay) | Philip Kaufman (screenplay)
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$ 17,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 202,189
Gross (USA)
$ 10,006,806
Gross (World)
$ 10,006,806
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Release date
Feb 5, 1988 (United States)

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7.4 / 10 | 30,667 votes