D-Lewis's character is a Doctor in eastern europe. He is unable to control his sexual urges. He is a competent, devoted Doctor but spends endless hours having sex with any woman ready for it (and they all are!) His wildest sex partner is absurd in that she seems like a plastic doll, bendable into any position yet not real.
The review of this Movie prepared by Dixie
This gorgeous movie, based on Milan Kundera's marvelous novel of the same name, depicts the lives and loves of two couples -- a young promiscuous doctor, his simple country girl/waitress wife, his spirited lover, and her stolid banker boyfriend -- in Czechoslovakia during the Communist takeover in 1968. Although all the acting is excellent, special kudos to Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, and delectable Lena Olin as the first three characters described above, respectively. Deliciously erotic, the film feels like a European production, though American writer-director Philip Kaufman made it in 1988 between "The Right Stuff" and the similar but less successful "Henry and June."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus