The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

(1988)

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Genres

Drama , Romance

Runtime

2h 51min

Age rating

15

Cast

Erland Josephson
The Ambassador
Donald Moffat
Chief Surgeon
Daniel Olbrychski
Interior Ministry Official
Bruce Myers
Czech Editor
Pavel Slabý
Pavel's Nephew
Jacques Ciron
Swiss Restaurant Manager
Anne Lonnberg
Swiss Photographer
László Szabó
Russian Interrogator
Leon Lissek
Bold Man in Bar

Synopsis

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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