She gave her innocence, her passion, her body. The one thing she couldn't give was her love.
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.
115 min, USA:103 min (R-rated version), USA:115 min (unrated version), Germany:111 min (25 fps)
1.85 : 1
Rated R on appeal for graphic and explicit sexuality.
Biography, Drama, Romance
Chinese, Indochina, Vietnam, Sexual Desire, Limousine
The Lover (French: L'Amant) is a 1992 drama film produced by Claude Berri and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Based on the semi-autobiographical 1984 novel by Marguerite Duras, the film details the illicit affair between a teenage French girl and a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French Indochina. In the screenplay written by Annaud and Gérard Brach, the 15 1/2-year-old protagonist is portrayed by actress Jane March, who turned eighteen shortly after filming began. Her lover is portrayed by actor Tony Leung Ka-fai. The film features full-frontal male and female nudity.
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