Philip Kaufman's letter-perfect realisation of Milan Kundera's student classic describes the spiritual transformation of Czech doctor Tomas (Daniel Day-Lewis, mercifully playing a 'real person') from pseudo-existentialist to moral being thanks to the loving idealism of waitress-turned-photographer Tereza (Juliette Binoche). Along the way there's a Russian invasion, an escape to Geneva, and plenty of sex with Lena Olin in a bowler hat.

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The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

Philip Kaufman’s letter-perfect realisation of Milan Kundera’s student classic describes the spiritual transformation of Czech doctor Tomas (Daniel Day-Lewis, mercifully playing a ‘real person’) from pseudo-existentialist to moral being thanks to the loving idealism of waitress-turned-photographer Tereza (Juliette Binoche). Along the way there’s a Russian invasion, an escape to Geneva, and plenty of sex with Lena Olin in a bowler hat.