Back to top

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Erland Josephson, Pavel Landovsky, Donald Moffat, Daniel Olbrychski, Stellan Skarsgård, Tomasz Borkowy
Spoiler alert
Spoiler alert!
Blog entry

Neurosurgeon Tomas tells his artist lover Sabina, “I tell her I get insomnia.” (0:02)

His waitress lover Tereza tells Tomas, referring to her dream, “You made me watch, and I had such pain from seeing you that I started to pierce needles under my fingernails to stop the pain in my heart.” (0:35)

An official asks photographer Tereza, “Have you gone mad?” (1:04)

Sabina tells Tomas, referring to her lover Franz, “He’s... crazy about me.” (1:24)

Sabina tells Franz, referring to Tereza, “She’s a friend of mine from Prague, another crazy chick.” (1:37)

An interior minister tells Tomas, “Whether you meant to or not your article contributed to the anti-Communist hysteria.” (2:00)

Tereza, now a barmaid, tells a potential customer, “Drunk.” (2:04)

A former official and bar patron tells Tereza, referring to the customer, “A young provocative drunkard." (2:20)

Before she can jump into the river Tomas finds Tereza. (2:21)

Farmer Pavel calls an injured worker “You damn idiot.”
Worker: “... and all the women will faint...” (2:36)

Pavel, referring to his pet pig: “When Mephisto drinks wine, he goes crazy.” (2:39)

Sabina learns of the deaths of Tereza and Tomas. (2:43)