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The Unbearable lightness of being [videorecording] / an Orion Pictures release ; the Saul Zaentz Company presents a Philip Kaufman film ; screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere & Philip Kaufman ; produced by Saul Zaentz ; directed by Philip Kaufman.

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Summary:

Set in Czechoslovakia in the 1960's, the story revolves around a young doctor who has a way with women and an aversion to politics. He suddenly finds himself caught up in his country's political turmoil and in a crisis of commitment with the women in his life.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Richland Branch DRAMA UNB DVD (Text) 37814002669639 VIDEO DVD None 03/01/2013 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library DRAMA UNBE 1988 (Text) 33892002443639 DVD DVD None 05/24/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419817140
  • ISBN: 9781419817144
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 172 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Two-disc special edition.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Milan Kundera.
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.
Formatted Contents Note:
Special features: Widescreen version presented in a "matted" format -- Commentary by director/screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, co-star Lena Olin and editor Walter Murch -- "Emotional history: The making of the unbearable lightness of being" -- Theatrical trailer -- Language: English Dolby surround stereo ; French Dolby surround stereo -- Subtitles (feature film only): English, French, Spanish.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Sven Nykvist ; editor, Walter Murch ; costume designer, Ann Roth ; production designer, Pierre Guffroy.
Participant or Performer Note:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Erland Josephson, Pavel Landovsky, Donald Moffat, Danile Olbrych, Stellan Skarsgard.
Summary, etc.:
Set in Czechoslovakia in the 1960's, the story revolves around a young doctor who has a way with women and an aversion to politics. He suddenly finds himself caught up in his country's political turmoil and in a crisis of commitment with the women in his life.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
Original Version Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in: 1988.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, 2, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., surround, dual-layer.
Language Note:
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, USA, 1989: nominated, Best Cinematography (Sven Nykvist); Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Jean-Claude Carrière, Philip Kaufman). BAFTA Awards, 1989: Best Screenplay - Adapted. Golden Globes, USA, 1989: nominated, Best Motion Picture - Drama; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Lena Olin ). Independent Spirit Awards, 1989: Best Cinematography. National Board of Review, USA, 1989: Top Ten Films.
Subject: Kundera, Milan > Television adaptations.
Kundera, Milan > Film adaptations.
Adultery > Drama.
Surgeons > Czechoslovakia > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Czechoslovakia > Drama.
Médicos > Checoslovaquia > Teatro.
Relaciones humanas > Checoslovaquia > Teatro.
Genre: Romantic plays.
Feature films > United States.
Erotic films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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