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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R
02/05/1988 (US)
02h 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.

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Lena Olin

Lena Olin

Sabina

Stellan Skarsgård

Stellan Skarsgård

The Engineer

Erland Josephson

Erland Josephson

The Ambassador

Donald Moffat

Donald Moffat

Chief Surgeon

Daniel Olbrychski

Daniel Olbrychski

Interior Ministry Official

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