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  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
  • R
    171 min | Drama, Romance
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
R
171 min | Drama, Romance

Central Europe, 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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Director
Writers
Milan Kundera (novel) | Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay) | Philip Kaufman (screenplay)
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Release date
Feb 5, 1988 (United States)

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51 cast members
Name Known for
Lena Olin
Sabina Sabina   See fewer
Erland Josephson
The Ambassador The Ambassador   See fewer
Pavel Landovský
Pavel (as Pavel Landovsky) Pavel (as Pavel Landovsky)   See fewer
Donald Moffat
Chief Surgeon Chief Surgeon   See fewer
Daniel Olbrychski
Interior Ministry Official Interior Ministry Official   See fewer
Stellan Skarsgård
The Engineer (as Stellan Skarsgard) The Engineer (as Stellan Skarsgard)   See fewer
Tomasz Borkowy
Jiri (as Tomek Bork) Jiri (as Tomek Bork)   See fewer
Bruce Myers
Czech Editor Czech Editor   See fewer
Pavel Slabý
Pavel's Nephew (as Pavel Slaby) Pavel's Nephew (as Pavel Slaby)   See fewer
Pascale Kalensky
Nurse Katya Nurse Katya   See fewer
Jacques Ciron
Swiss Restaurant Manager Swiss Restaurant Manager   See fewer
Anne Lonnberg
Swiss Photographer Swiss Photographer   See fewer
László Szabó
Russian Interrogator (as Laszlo Szabo) Russian Interrogator (as Laszlo Szabo)   See fewer
Clovis Cornillac
Boy in Bar Boy in Bar   See fewer
Leon Lissek
Bald Man in Bar Bald Man in Bar   See fewer
Consuelo De Haviland
Tall Brunette (as Consuelo de Haviland) Tall Brunette (as Consuelo de Haviland)   See fewer
Judith Atwell
Actress Actress   See fewer
Claudine Berg
Actress Actress   See fewer
Jean-Claude Bouillon
Actor (as Jean-Claude Bouillion) Actor (as Jean-Claude Bouillion)   See fewer
Miroslaw Beuer
Actor (as Miroslav Breuer) Actor (as Miroslav Breuer)   See fewer
Margot Capelier
Actress Actress   See fewer
Jean-Claude Dauphin
Swiss editor Swiss editor   See fewer
Dominique De Moncutt
Actress (as Dominique de Moncuit) Actress (as Dominique de Moncuit)   See fewer
Josiane Lévêque
Actress (as Josiane Leveque) Actress (as Josiane Leveque)   See fewer
Charles Millot
Lecturer in Geneva Lecturer in Geneva   See fewer
Gérard Moulévrier
Actor (as Gerard Moulevrier) Actor (as Gerard Moulevrier)   See fewer
Jan Nemec
Cameraman filming the tanks in Prague Cameraman filming the tanks in Prague   See fewer
Sylvie Plantard
Actress Actress   See fewer
Olga Baïdar-Poliakoff
Actress (as Olga Baidar Poliakoff) Actress (as Olga Baidar Poliakoff)   See fewer
Christine Potter
Actress (as Christine Pottier) Actress (as Christine Pottier)   See fewer
Hana Maria Pravda
Actress (as Hana-Maria Pravda) Actress (as Hana-Maria Pravda)   See fewer
Romano
Actor Actor   See fewer
André Sanfratello
Actor (as Andre Sanfratello) Actor (as Andre Sanfratello)   See fewer
Jiri Stanislav
Actor (as Jirí Stanislav) Actor (as Jirí Stanislav)   See fewer
Milos Szoboda
Actor (as Milos Svoboda) Actor (as Milos Svoboda)   See fewer
Helenka Vernier
Actress (as Helenka Verner) Actress (as Helenka Verner)   See fewer
Marrian Walters
Actress Actress   See fewer
Serge Delanoue
Danseur (uncredited) Danseur (uncredited)   See fewer
Philip Kaufman
Man walking on street outside Sabina's flat (uncredited) Man walking on street outside Sabina's flat (uncredited)   See fewer
Isabelle Noérie
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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