The Unbearable Lightness of Being
- 2h 53m
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In 1960s Czechoslovakia, Tomas, an oversexed Prague surgeon, marries Tereza, a beautiful, waiflike country girl. Even though he has taken a vow of fidelity, Tomas continues his wanton womanizing, notably with his mistress Sabina. Escaping the 1968 Russian invasion of Prague by heading for Geneva, Switzerland, Sabina takes up with another man and unexpectedly develops an unlikely yet stimulating friendship with fellow refugee Tereza. Meanwhile, Tomas, who previously had been interested only in sex, becomes politicized by the fall of Dubcek and the collapse of the Czech leader's unique brand of limited democracy within the communist system. Based on the novel by Milan Kundera.
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Empire Magazine Australasia
Love, the filmmakers repeat ad nauseum, is the only act of freedom in times of trouble.
June 22, 2017
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- Release Date:February 5, 1988
- Audio Format:Stereo
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