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Unbearable lightness of being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Philip Kaufman / US, 1987 / 171 min.

Adaptation of the same-title novel by Milan Kundera about a young surgeon (Daniel Day-Lewis) in the Prague Spring of 1968 and its oppressive aftermath. Director Phlip Kaufman interweaved the protagonist’s passion for his mistresses (Lena Olin, Juliette Binoche) with philosophical reflections on love. Derek de Lint stars in a supporting role. Introduced by translatorJana Beranova.

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Director

Philip Kaufman

Production year

1987

Country

US

Original title

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Length

171 min.

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

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