L'Amant   1992   France, UK, Vietnam The Lover
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Director:Jean-Jacques Annaud
Studio:Burrill Productions
Writer:Jean-Jacques Annaud, Gérard Brach
IMDb Rating:6.7 (6,875 votes)
Awards:Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations
Duration:115 min
Jean-Jacques Annaud  ...  (Director)
Jean-Jacques Annaud, Gérard Brach  ...  (Writer)
Jane March  ...  The Young Girl
Tony Leung Ka Fai  ...  The Chinaman
Frédérique Meininger  ...  The Mother
Arnaud Giovaninetti  ...  The Elder Brother
Melvil Poupaud  ...  The Younger Brother
Lisa Faulkner  ...  Helene Lagonelle
Xiem Mang  ...  The Chinaman's Father
Philippe Le Dem  ...  The French Teacher
Ann Schaufuss  ...  Anne-Marie Stretter
Quach Van An  ...  The Driver
Tania Torrens  ...  The Principal
Raymonde Heudeline  ...  The Writer (end)
Yvonne Wingerter  ...  The Writer (beginning)
Do Minh Vien  ...  The Young Boy
Hélène Patarot  ...  The Assistant Mistress
Robert Fraisse  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: She gave her innocence, her passion, her body. The one thing she couldn't give was her love. Unfortunately this is dubbed in English.

Summary: It is French Colonial Vietnam in 1929. A young French girl from a family that is having some monetary difficulties is returning to boarding school. She is alone on public transportation when she catches the eye of a wealthy Chinese businessman. He offers her a ride into town in the back of his chauffeured sedan, and sparks fly. Can the torrid affair that ensues between them overcome the class restrictions and social mores of that time? Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Maugerite Duras.

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