The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • R
  • 2h 53m
  • 1988
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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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Washington Post
Rita Kempley

The movie is held together by the constant tension between people and nations, the power of love a...

February 1, 2018
Chicago Reader
Jonathan Rosenbaum

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:February 5, 1988
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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