The Lover

The Lover

  • 1992
  • Romance
  • FRA
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?


The Young Girl
The Chinaman
The Mother
The Elder Brother
The Younger Brother
Helene Lagonelle


Jean-Jacques Annaud Director