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Basic facts

Original title The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Original work
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed from age 15
Swedish release 1988-04-01



Original title
Swedish release title
Title for Swedish Video release


Director of Photography
Production Designer
Film Editor


Daniel Day-Lewis Tomas
Juliette Binoche Tereza
Lena Olin Sabina
Derek De Lint Franz
Erland Josephson ambassadören
Pavel Landovský Pavel
Donald Moffat överläkaren
Daniel Olbrychski tjänsteman på inrikesministeriet
Stellan Skarsgård ingenjören
Tomek Bork Jiri


Production Company The Saul Zaentz Company
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Sandrew Film & Teater AB
Distributor in Sweden (buy video) Warner Home Video Sweden AB 1998

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 127505
Date 1988-03-23
Classification Allowed from age 15
Original length 4730 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 538-524-537-527-521-486-564-5911-442 = 4730 meter.

Censorship number 127458
Date 1988-03-04
Classification Allowed from age 11
Original length 66 meters
Notes Trailer.

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Sound system Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24

Original work

Original title The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Novel)
Author Milan Kundera

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1988-04-01 Grand 1 Stockholm Sweden 173 min
1988-04-01 Victoria Stockholm Sweden 173 min
Video release 1998-04 Sweden 166 min
DVD release 2003-07-23 Sweden

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm

Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100

Holdings Scripts

Script type Cutting continuity
Language English

Holdings Stills

Black and white print 9
Colour prints 8
Slides SET
Album No

Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material

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