The Lover

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The Lover is director Jean-Jacques Annaud's adaptation of Marguerite Duras' minimalist 1984 novel. Set in French Indochina in 1929, the film explores the erotic charge of forbidden love. Jane March plays a French teenager sent to a Saigon boarding school, while Tony Leung is a 32-year Chinese aristocrat. They look at each and they both see a blinding white flash; it's kismet. He offers her a ride in his limousine and soon they meet in his "bachelor room" where they revel in a wide variety of creative sexual ...
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The Lover is director Jean-Jacques Annaud's adaptation of Marguerite Duras' minimalist 1984 novel. Set in French Indochina in 1929, the film explores the erotic charge of forbidden love. Jane March plays a French teenager sent to a Saigon boarding school, while Tony Leung is a 32-year Chinese aristocrat. They look at each and they both see a blinding white flash; it's kismet. He offers her a ride in his limousine and soon they meet in his "bachelor room" where they revel in a wide variety of creative sexual encounters. However, they both realize their love is doomed. She comes from a troubled family that includes a mentally-disturbed mother Frederique Meininger and drug-addicted brother Arnaud Giovaninetti. It also appears that her family would not approve of an interracial tryst. But then neither would his family, since in order to inherit his father's wealth, he must not break from a traditional Chinese arranged marriage.
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  • Release Date: 1/7/1997
  • UPC: 027616625830
  • Original Release: 1992
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Presentation: Unrated
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane March The Young Girl
Tony Leung Kar-Fai Chinese Man
Frederique Meininger Mother
Arnaud Giovaninetti Elder Brother
Melvil Poupaud Younger Brother
Lisa Faulkner Helene Lagonelle
Technical Credits
Jean-Jacques Annaud Director, Screenwriter
Claude Berri Producer
Noëlle Boisson Editor
Gérard Brach Screenwriter
Timothy Burrill Co-producer
Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Fraisse Cinematographer
Thanh At Hoang Production Designer
Sophie Martel Set Decoration/Design
Olivier Radot Art Director
Paul Rassam Producer
Gabriel Yared Score Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is real love!

    I hadn't been in love yet when I first seen this movie.(I was only 13) As inexperienced as I was I could instictivly know that I was watching how true love really works. I still sometime cry for this couple. The lovers nights and passion soak the soul with harsh realities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wonderful

    This movie just broke my heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    An Unforgettable love story

    The first time I saw this movie I was flicking through the cable channels and caught the tail end of it, but that 10 minutes was enough to have me hooked.<BR/>So I spent nearly a month waiting for it to show again, so I could learn the name of it and to watch it from the beginning.<BR/>This is the story of forbidden love, love lost, love abused and love unrecognized.<BR/>The story is narrated by the main character, with no names given to the characters to distract from the story's emotion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Really, The Lover?

    I come from French ancestry, but I still can't tell whether this film is about love or sex or both. Jean-Jacques Annaud is known for his intermingling of themes all at one time. One thing that reviewers forgot to mention in this "beautiful love story" was that Jane March servilely raped by her Chinese lover. Annaud is pointing out that cultures when they meet can have vicious results, I believe and as the film proceeds it doesn't have a happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    masterpiece

    this film is the proof that love can be somthing more than sex.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible film

    You can't imagine that there are numerious emotions and loves within the story. The writer won't regard after telling the ''story'' but we do if we never watch it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful!

    After watching this movie the first time, I watched it again and again and again and again...it was just wonderful and every time you watch it, you learn a new aspect of the movie. I recomend this movie if you love romance stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Troi duc Oi!!

    Having spent two years in Saigon and the northern Delta, the backdrop and scenery almost overtook the plot and characters for me. Ah, wonderful Saigon, the French Pearl of Indochina. Incredible photography that perfectly captures the essence of those days and hits one in the face with the beauty and atmosphere of that French influenced city of before WWII. Cho Lon, on the south side of Saigon, was the ethnic Chinese quarter. It lifted my heart to see the wonderful country and city scenery again. Dep Qua!! --Chao!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful and sad love story!

    This is a beautiful movie with a deep love story! Not many movies are made about Chinese and non-Chinese romances, and this movie does it with a French Indochina backdrop in the 1920's. You know their love cannot work out in the end, and you actually begin to ache for these two characters. Everytime I see this movie, I am lost in it and I feel so sad for the couple. Added to it, this was the author's true story of her first romance. If you ever lost a true love, this movie is one for your collection!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Restrained Pefection

    Anyone who has ever read the Duras classic will probably wonder how this movie captures her quiet prose. I am mystified at the perfect casting and narrative. I weep everytime I see this film and I have seen this movie more times then I can count. Say what you will of the nude scenes - the film is a feast for the soul. If anyone has loved and lost this would be the film I would recommend.

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