L'Amant (The Lover) 1992 NR CC

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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.

Starring:
Jane March, Tony Ka Fai Leung
Runtime:
1 hour, 56 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance
Director Jean-Jacques Annaud
Starring Jane March, Tony Ka Fai Leung
Supporting actors Frédérique Meininger, Arnaud Giovaninetti, Melvil Poupaud, Lisa Faulkner, Xiem Mang, Philippe Le Dem, Ann Schaufuss, Quach Van An, Tania Torrens, Raymonde Heudeline, Yvonne Wingerter, Do Minh Vien, Hélène Patarot, Jeanne Moreau, Frédéric Auburtin, Alido H. Gaudencio, Vu Dinh Thi, Truong Thu
Studio Under The Milky Way
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Just Me on July 3, 2014
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This movie very authentically translates the novel, of the same name, by Marguerite Duras. The novel was considered to be partially autobiographical, and Duras reveled that this was so. The movie does not stray from the book and does a wonderful job of bringing the mood and feeling of the book to life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 6, 2015
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One of the most erotic English films of all time, L'Amant is a true classic. It has a Lolita esque story, that is both cross cultural and yet totally different from other films because of its "foreign" feel. Jane March is brilliant and captivating on screen as the ingenue turned seductress and Tony Leung Ka-fai is so perfectly cast as the chinaman- with all the old refined wealth his style brings to the character- totally believable and definitely worthy of a second viewing. The camera angles, the lighting, the clothing, the music, even the hair are all perfection. If you like anything in the style of old world love affairs a la Lolita, Original Sin, Dangerous Beauty, Mesmer, etc... you must watch The Lover.
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A beautiful film of a young white girl who carries on a affair with a older chinese gentlemen. Might be viewed as a coming of age story. The story is a beautifully filmed languid setting in pre war Vietnam probably Saigon. Very sexy and sensual with a heavy emphasis on the erotic. Good story and characters and is one my favorite films that I have seen. Can't imagine anyone not liking it except for a lack of moralism.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sitcomboy on June 7, 2014
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The mood of the movie captures the languorous, steamy conditions inhabited by the expats and very rich living in Saigon at the time against the backdrop of the illicit (shocking for the time!!) affair between the young French woman (girl) and the Chinaman wealthy beyond her family's dreams and yet utterly out-of-bounds by the social/racial mores of the time. An amazing debut by a young Jane March.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert William Kirkpatrick on July 14, 2014
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One of the all time great movies with many themes worth considering. Despite the erotic love making there needs to be serious consideration given to the race relationships, the coming of age romance, and the class relationships. Then take the family relationships that all operate with little harmony but great interdependence and personal need. It will always be a classic in my library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lori on March 20, 2015
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This movie probably isn't for everyone because it borders on what I consider to be soft porn. I am not into any type of porn, but I like it because it is a good love story, it's educational in terms of the location and time frame and it's semi-autobiographical. Jane March is enchanting and the male lead is very handsome. I recommend it, but be advised that the sex scenes are explicit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judith on July 25, 2014
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Very erotic. I feel bad for the guy in the end because I believe he really loved Jane but in order to survive, he needed to do as his father demands or he will be penniless, something he has never know and is and is terrified to experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stwpapa on January 2, 2015
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A good movie. The acting was good & the scenery was excellent. The movie has some explicit sex scenes . Not for everyone.
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