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Lover, The (1992)
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Starring: Tony Leung, Jane March, Arnaud Giovaninetti, Frederique Meininger, Melvil Poupaud
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Category: Avant Garde, Foreign
Studio: MGM / UA
Subtitles:
English, Spanish, French
Length:
115 mins

 
 

 

"One of the best films of the decade!" - James Grant, Scene at the Movies

From the novel of the same name - which has sold over one million copies in 43 languages - this "sophisticated adaptation of Marguerite Duras' best-selling memoirs" (Daily Variety) smolders on the screen."Masterfully acted and beautifully photographed" (Critics' Choice), The Lover brilliantly captures the essence of sexual awakening and forbidden desire like no other film had done before - or since.

Jane March is mesmerizing in the role of a poor French teenager who engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir (Tony Leung) in 1920s Saigon.For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings and torrid encounters.But though the lovers are able to transcend their differences in age, race and class