The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
In Philip Kaufman's surprisingly successful film adaptation of Czech author Milan Kundera's demanding 1984 best-seller, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Tomas, an overly amorous Prague surgeon, while Juliette Binoche plays Tereza, the waiflike beauty whom he marries. Even though he's supposedly committed, Tomas continues his wanton womanizing, notably with his silken mistress Sabina (Lena Olin). Escaping the 1968 Russian invasion of Prague by heading for Geneva, Sabina takes up with another man and unexpectedly develops a friendship with Tereza. Meanwhile, Tomas, who previously was… More
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"Love, the filmmakers repeat ad nauseum, is the only act of freedom in times of trouble. 

So it is about girls, after all..."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"Engaging, well-acted, often lyrical rendition of Milan Kundera's famous novel, Philip Kaufman's film contains some of the most erotic scenes to be in seen in an American picture"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A wonderful political, sexy drama with outstanding performances. A provacative excursion."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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