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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • R
  • 2h 53m
  • 1988
Fresh85%
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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.
© 1988 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: Exploring sexual mores against the backdrop of real-life social upheaval, The Unbearable Lightness of Being artfully blends the political and the erotic.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:February 5, 1988
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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