The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

Released: 1988
Genre: Drama, Genre, Romance
Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Lena Olin, Juliette Binoche, Daniel Day-Lewis, ,
Run time: 171 min
IMDb: 7.3/10
Country: USA
Views: 65849

Synopsis

Storyline:
Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever.
Written by
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User Reviews: I would have to disagree with the previous reviewer. First of all, the movie should have a "euro" feel to it because it’s about Europeans, in Europe, and their European mentality. No car chases here, hot shot. That being said, I only have great praise for this film. It’s a tremendous attempt to put to screen the subtle understanding Milan Kundera has of the human condition, and it surprisingly succeeds. For those more interested, I recommend you pick up some of his novels (start with a short story if you are pressed for time) and you, too, will realize why he is one of the best storytellers alive today.

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