The Unbearable Lightness Of Being details
|Starring:||Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Erland Josephson, Donald Moffat, Derek de Lint, Daniel Day-Lewis|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
|Run time:||2 hours 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Thought provokingBy Hugh from York, Hugh , 09 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The film is based on the novel by the Czech novelist Milan Kundera, whose works all seem to consider eroticism with a certain wistfulness, as if to say that while his characters were making love they were sometimes distracted from the essentially tragic nature of their existence. Yes, it is erotic. But more importantly this film explores a complex story, one of nostalgia, loss, idealism and romance.
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DreadfulBy a customer from uk , 06 May 2010Once upon a time a director thought he'd like to make a film about the Prague Springs.
Lets make it interesting by having an enigmatic doctor having sex with all women and who then falls unaccountably and unconvincingly in love with a teenage Ms Arteuil. Said doctor then finds the real meaning of self worth.
Bad bad bad - so predictable and toe curling.
Bored now.By Bojarkus (18 reviews) from London , 09 Mar 2010Oh dear. Perhaps this was an important story, or a great novel, but nothing about this Wow'd me in the slightest.
Boring!!By a customer from London , 19 Nov 2009Not overly exciting..could have developed the theme of the bowler hat
Timeless! It has everythingBy a customer from London & Paris , 05 Nov 2009What can one say about this sensual, sexy, intelligent, historic, poetic, moving, frightening, tragic, touching, funny, stunning, brilliantly cast & acted film!? Not much more than that, I guess
Truly UnbearableBy PeverilOfThePeak (11 reviews) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne , 14 Oct 2009I watched this film in 1989 at Liverpool University at the Student Union film club thing in the main hall.The place was pretty full must have been 500 or so people there but by the end we must have lost at least a quarter of them. It dragged on so long it seemed like 4 hours and everytime we thought it was ending another scene started and there were huge groans all across the hall. It became funny in the end, just seeing if we could last it out like a perverse endurance game. I remember laughing at my friends comment on the way out of the torture, he said 'That wasnt just the worst film i've ever seen it was the worst by a LONG way.'