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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Director: Philip Kaufman (Dir)
Release Date:   1988
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles and New York openings: 5 Feb 1988
Duration (in mins):   172
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Cast:   Daniel Day-Lewis (Tomas)  
    Juliette Binoche (Tereza)  
    Lena Olin (Sabina)  
    Derek de Lint (Franz)  
    Erland Josephson (The Ambassador)  

Production Company: Saul Zaentz Company  
Distribution Company: Orion Pictures  
Director: Philip Kaufman (Dir)
Producer: Saul Zaentz (Prod)
Writer: Jean-Claude Carrière (Scr)
  Philip Kaufman (Scr)
Photography: Sven Nykvist (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Pierre Guffroy (Prod des)
Film Editor: B. J. Sears (Film ed)
  Vivien Hilgrove Gilliam (Film ed)
  Stephen A. Rotter (Film ed)
Music: Mark Adler (Mus)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (New York, 1984).
Authors: Milan Kundera

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
the Saul Zaentz Company 7/6/1988 dd/mm/yyyy PA371962

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Genre: Drama

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   4 Feb 1988   p. 3, 13.
Los Angeles Times   5 Feb 1988   p. 1.
New York Times   5 Feb 1988   p. 8.
Variety   3 Feb 1988   p. 14.

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