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The unbearable lightness of being

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN)

Edition

Two-disc special edition.

Languages

English or French dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Performers

Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Erland Josephson, Pavel Landovsky, Donald Moffat, Daniel Olbrychski, Stellan Skarsgard.

Publication Information

Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (172 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

MPAA rating: R.

Summary

Let others in 1968 Prague fret over liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Prague surgeon and avowed womanizer Tomas is focused on the happiness of pursuit. He's determined to live with a lightness of being unfettered by things like commitment and Communism. A young doctor's quest for sex and his stumbling into love are part of the rich storyline of this lyrical film from the landmark Milan Kundera novel.

Notes

Title from container.

Based on the novel by Milan Kundera.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.

Special features: Commentary by director/screenwriter Philip Kaufman, screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, co-star Lena Olin and editor Walter Murch ; Emotional history: the making of The unbearable lightness of being ; theatrical trailer.

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