The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1988
Director: Philip Kaufman
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 037429-140222
Running time: 2:52 (172 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 28, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#1429)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Philip Kaufman achieves a delicate, erotic balance with his screen version of Milan Kundera's "unfilmable" novel. Adapted by Kaufman and Jean-Claude Carrière, the film follows a womanizing surgeon (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he struggles with his free-spirited mistress (Lena Olin) and his childlike wife (Juliette Binoche). An intimate epic, The Unbearable Lightness of Being charts the frontiers of relationships with wit, emotion, and devastating honesty.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Orion Pictures
 • The Saul Zaentz Company
Media Companies:
 • Orion Home Video
 • The Criterion Collection
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary 
Subtitles
English
Tags
Criterion
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Commentary
 • Collectible booklet
Crew
Direction
Philip Kaufman....Director
Writing
Milan Kundera....Original Material By
Jean-Claude Carriere....Screenwriter
Philip Kaufman....Screenwriter
Production
Saul Zaentz....Producer
Bertil Ohlsson....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Sven Nykvist....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Walter Murch....Film Editor
Music
Mark Adler....Composer
Sound
Chris Newman....Production Sound Mixer
Alan Splet....Supervising Sound Editor
Mark Berger....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David Parker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Todd Boekelheide....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Pierre Guffroy....Production Designer
Ann Roth....Costume Designer
Suzanne Benoit....Make-up Artist
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis....Tomas
Juliette Binoche....Tereza
Lena Olin....Sabina
Derek de Lint....Franz
Erland Josephson....The Ambassador
Pavel Landovsky....Pavel
Donald Moffat....Chief Surgeon
Daniel Olbrychski....Interior Ministry Official
Stellan Skarsgard....The Engineer
Tomek Bork....Jiri
Bruce Myers....Czech Editor
Pavel Slaby....Pavel's Nephew
Pascale Kalensky....Nurse Katya
Jacques Ciron....Swiss Restaurant Manager
Anne Lonnberg....Swiss Photographer
Laszlo Szabo....Russian Interrogator
Vladimir Valenta....Mayor
Clovis Cornillac....Boy in Bar
Leon Lissek....Bald Man in Bar
Consuelo De Haviland....Tall Brunette
Jacqueline Abraham-Vernier
Judith Atwell
Claudine Berg
Jean-Claude Bouillon
Miroslav Breuer
Niven Busch
Margot Capelier
Victor Chelkoff
Monica Constandache
Jean-Claude Dauphin
Dominique de Moncuit
Bernard Lepinaux
Josiane Leveque
Peter Majer
Charles Millot
Gerard Moulevrier
Jan Nemec
Charly Oleg
Sylvie Plantard
Olga Baidar Poliakoff
Christine Pottier
Hana-Maria Pravda
Romano
Andre Sanfratello
Jiri Stanislav
Milos Svoboda
Helenka Verner
Marrian Walters