The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Release Date: February 05, 1988

Year    :   1988
Slogan    :   «A lovers' story»
Genres    :   Comedy, Romance, Drama
Production Companies    :   Warner Bros. Pictures
Director    :   Philip Kaufman
Producers    :   Saul Zaentz, Bertil Ohlsson, Paul Zaentz, Paul Zaentz
Writers    :   Philip Kaufman, Jean-Claude Carrière, Milan Kundera
RunTime    :   171 mins.
Budget    :   17000000
Revenue    :   10006806

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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