18 certificateThe Unbearable Lightness of Being is a Film programme that first aired in 1988 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a 4 star programme

Image for the Film programme "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"


The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

Directed by
Philip Kaufman

The love life of a Czech surgeon before and after the Soviet invasion of 1968. Tomas has a girlfriend and affairs with many women until he meets Teresa, who falls madly in love with him. They marry and, when the Soviet invasion begins, move to Geneva, where Tomas's relationship with old flame Sabina is rekindled. He follows Teresa back to Prague, but her attempts to compete with his philandering bring her only suffering.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 180 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1988

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis...Tomas
Image for Juliette BinocheJuliette Binoche...Tereza
Lena Olin...Sabina
Derek de Lint...Franz
Erland Josephson...The Ambassador
Pavel Landovský...Pavel
Donald Moffat...Chief Surgeon
Image for Daniel OlbrychskiDaniel Olbrychski...Interior Ministry Official
Image for Stellan SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård...The Engineer
Tomasz Borkowy...Jiri
Bruce Myers...Czech Editor
Pavel Slaby...Pavel's Nephew
Pascale Kalensky...Nurse Katja
Jacques Ciron...Swiss Restaurant Manager
Anne Lonnberg...Swiss Photographer