The Lover

She gave her innocence, her passion, her body. The one thing she couldn't give was her love.

The Lover (1992)


A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir 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.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Writers: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Gérard Brach.

Release Date: 1992-02-22
Status: Released
Run time: 115 min / 1:55
Production Companies : Renn Productions, films A2, Timothy Burrill Productions, Grai Phang Film Studio
Production Countries: France, United Kingdom, Vietnam



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


Writing Jean-Jacques Annaud Screenplay
Directing Jean-Jacques Annaud Director
Writing Gérard Brach Screenplay
Camera Robert Fraisse Director of Photography
Production Timothy Burrill Co-Producer
Sound Gabriel Yared Original Music Composer
Editing Noëlle Boisson Editor
Art Hoang Thanh At Production Design
Production Claude Berri Producer
Writing Marguerite Duras Novel
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle Costume Design
Art Olivier Radot Art Direction
Production Jacques Tronel Co-Producer

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