Unbearable Lightness of Being
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THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING is a sensual and sensitive adaptation of Milan Kundera's tragicomic existentialist novel that... Read More
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING is a sensual and sensitive adaptation of Milan Kundera's tragicomic existentialist novel that follows the story of Thomas (Daniel Day Lewis), a womanizing Czech doctor in 1968 Prague, prior to the Soviet invasion, whose sexual appetite is never fully satisfied. Thomas believes in keeping sexual gratification separate from love and finds true understanding and erotic bliss with Sabina (Lena Olin), a seductive and elusive artist. However, Thomas's understanding of love and commitment is challenged when he meets Tereza (Juliette Binoche), a sexually naive and innocent young woman who captures Thomas's fancy on an out-of-town business trip. When Tereza appears on his Prague doorstep, Thomas lets down his guard and allows the young woman to stay with him, breaking all his rules regarding the dangers of seductive entanglement. Despite his numerous affairs, Thomas falls deeply in love with Tereza, and they eventually marry. Sabina accepts Thomas's marriage to Tereza, but Tereza... Minimize
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Dec 7, 2004
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING: Anyone feeling any lighter at the moment?
Pros: Just about everything I think
Cons: People will complain about its length
A brilliant, brilliant film. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 20, 2007
Being Light & Free in the Harsh World of Czechoslovakia '68
Pros: Kaufman's Direction, Script, Nykvist's Cinematography, Music, Look, Murch's Editing, & Cast.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a Sensual, Provocative Masterpiece from Phillip Kaufman & Co. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 13, 2006
Every man wants to be a Casanova
Pros: lots and lots
Cons: its done at a leisurely pace
A classic film Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 9, 2005
Pros: Last Tango In Paris meets Stalingrad for a look at the Prague invasion of '68...
Cons: May be too explicit for some audiences...
May be too explicit for some audiences... Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 28, 2000
Adultery, Love, Invasion, and Confusion
Pros: writing, acting, directing, history
Cons: it's 3 hours, if that's a negative Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 23, 2000
My Favorite Film of All Times
Pros: the ending
Cons: some would say it's a bit long - I think it's worth it! Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 2, 2001
Pros: A literary minded, beautiful film
Cons: It does require an attention span Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 15, 1999
The Incredible Greatness of The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Pros: A great film.
Cons: No substitute for reading a great book. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 23, 1999
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Pros: cast, cinematography, direction, script
Cons: length, title, nudity, ending Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 27, 2003
Way More Than Bearable: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Pros: Lena Olin, sure handed direction by Philip Kaufman, everyone's empathy with the script and book.
Cons: the ending
A terrific premise with great actors and actresses who seem to have a special feeling for the contrasts and nuances of the material. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 19, 1999
Pros: Complex, emotional story that really makes you think.
Cons: Chick flick material. Some may be put off by the nudity. Read More at Epinions.com