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"The Unbearable Lightness of Being" Loses its Balance on Film.

Film critic Stephen Schiff reviews "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," based on the 1984 novel by Czech writer Milan Kundera. The story is set in Prague in 1968 on the eve of the Russian invasion. The film stars British actor Daniel Day Lewis, who received critical acclaim for his roles in "My Beautiful Laundrette" and "Room With a View."

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Other segments from the episode on February 11, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 11, 1988: Interview with Bob Geldof; Review of Rick and Virginia Astley's albums; Interview with Ken Tucker; Review of the film "The Unbearable Lightness of Being…

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