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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Romantic drama. Following the Soviet invasion of his country in 1968, Czech surgeon Tomas (Daniel Day-Lewis) is forced to flee to Switzerland, with his wife and mistress in tow.

Adaptation of Milan Kundera's 1984 bestseller. Tomas, a womanising Czech doctor, meets the waif-like Tereza and falls in love. Despite marrying her, he continues his dissolute lifestyle with his mistress Sabina - but after the Soviet invasion of Prague, all three are forced to flee to Switzerland together.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Aug 2013 00:05

Credits

Role Contributor
Tomas Daniel Day-Lewis
Tereza Juliette Binoche
Sabina Lena Olin
Franz Derek de Lint
The Ambassador Erland Josephson
Pavel Pavel Landovsky
Chief Surgeon Donald Moffat
Interior Ministry Official Daniel Olbrychski
The Engineer Stellan Skarsgard
Director Philip Kaufman
Producer Saul Zaentz
Writer Jean-Claude Carriere
Author Milan Kundera
Writer Philip Kaufman

Broadcasts

  • Thu 8 Sep 2011 23:35
  • Tue 18 Dec 2012 23:35
  • Wed 19 Dec 2012 00:05
  • Fri 2 Aug 2013 23:05
  • Sat 3 Aug 2013 00:05