The Lover Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for The Lover the Movie

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Portrays the sexual awakening of a French teenager and her older Chinese lover in Indochina in 1929. The characters, who remain nameless, meet on a ferry where the man is smitten by the girl's beauty. Detached, determined, and unromantic (the opposite of her indolent lover), she allows herself to be seduced for the experience, and money, he offers. The film is equally detached, including the beautifully photographed but uninvolving sex scenes. Moreau narrates as an adult looking back on her life. March's debut; filmed on location in Vietnam. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras who reputiated director Annuad's film when it was released in France. Also available in an unrated, letterbox version at 115 minutes.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 103 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Period Piece: 1920s, Torrid Love Scenes
Gerard Brach, Jean-Jacques Annaud
Jane March, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Frederique Meininger, Arnaud Giovanietti, Melvil Poupaud, Lisa Faulkner, Xiem Mang
Robert Fraisse
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Gabriel Yared
Jeanne Moreau, Noell Boisson
Claude Berri, Timothy Burrill, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures


Cesar 1993: Score.

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