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Unbearable Lightness of Being, The (1988)

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Directed By Philip Kaufman
Written By Jean-Claude Carriere, Philip Kaufman
Cast Daniel Day-Lewis, Lena Olin, Juliette Binoche, Derek de Lint
Produced By Paul Zaentz, Saul Zaentz, Bertil Ohlsson
Film Editing By Walter Murch
Cinematography By Sven Nykvist
Music By Mark Adler

The Saul Zaentz Company


United States



Release Date

February 5, 1988


171 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Orion Pictures

Budget $17,000,000
Gross $10,006,806



  • Daniel Day-Lewis as Tomas
  • Juliette Binoche as Tereza
  • Lena Olin as Sabina
  • Derek de Lint as Franz
  • Erland Josephson as Ambassador
  • Pavel Landovsky as Pavel
  • Donald Moffat as Chief Surgeon
  • Tomek Bork as Jiri
  • Daniel Olbrychski as Interior Ministry Official
  • Stellan Skarsgard as The Engineer
  • Bruce Myers as Czech Editor
  • Pascale Kalensky as Nurse Katja
  • Jacques Ciron as Swiss Restaurant Manager
  • Anne Lonnberg as Swiss Photographer



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