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R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Set in 1920s colonial Indochina, a pretty, virginal French teenager (Jane March) meets a handsome Chinese playboy (Tony Leung Ka Fai) from a respectable family. Going against the conventions of their respective societies, the lustful pair begin a torrid affair in a seedy Saigon neighborhood. Their strong attraction towards one another is only intensified by the illicit nature of their rendezvous. Given such circumstances, can their relationship last?

Cast: Jane March , Tony Leung Ka Fai , Frédérique Meininger , Arnaud Giovaninetti , Melvil Poupaud , Lisa Faulkner ,

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Genres: Romance

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

The Lover (1992)

Release Date: October 16th, 1992|1 hr. 43 min.

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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • April 24, 2012 paulusgs
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    The greatest erotic love story that I have ever seen on film. Sensational and unforgettable.

  • August 17, 2011 shrinkm7
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    the most luxuriously forbidden love story ever portrayed on screen. Surpasses even Last Tango in Paris

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