The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Corrected entry: When Tereza first gets her camera she takes photos which show Prague street life pre-Soviet invasion. So presumably it's late 1967 or early 1968. The background music is a Czech cover version of "Hey Jude" by the Beatles. This song wasn't released in the west until 1969.

Correction: Not so. The Beatles released "Hey Jude" in the summer of 1968. It was a huge hit in the West during the turmoil in Czechoslovakia. You are correct to note that the song would not have been in circulation prior to the invasion, but by the time the tanks rolled, the song was available.

Continuity mistake: The actress loads her 35mm Praktica camera with Kodak film. That's not really strange, but the film is situated in 1968 around the invasion of the Russians in Prague. The film cassette is clearly visible as having DX coding on one side for setting the film speed automatically. This feature had yet to be invented in 1968, because it was released in the early 80's.

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Tomas: You can sleep. Sleep in my arms. Like a baby bird. Like a broom among brooms... in a broom closet. Like a tiny parrot. Like a whistle. Like a little song. A song sung by a forest... within a forest... a thousand years ago.

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