Watch The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography Romance Drama
Runtime: 115 min
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Stars: Jane March Tony Leung Ka Fai 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
Synopsis: It is French Colonial Vietnam in 1929. A young French girl from a family that is having some monetary difficulties is returning to boarding school. She is alone on public transportation when she catches the eye of a wealthy Chinese businessman. He offers her a ride into town in the back of his chauffeured sedan, and sparks fly. Can the torrid affair that ensues between them overcome the class restrictions and social mores of that time? Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras.