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The Lover (1992)

R
115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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.
Writers
Marguerite Duras (based on the novel) | Gérard Brach (adaptation) | Jean-Jacques Annaud (adaptation)
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Release date
Oct 30, 1992 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Jane March
The Young Girl The Young Girl   See fewer
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Tony Ka Fai Leung
The Chinaman The Chinaman   See fewer
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Frédérique Meininger
The Mother The Mother   See fewer
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Arnaud Giovaninetti
The Elder Brother The Elder Brother   See fewer
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Melvil Poupaud
The Younger Brother The Younger Brother   See fewer
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Lisa Faulkner
Helene Lagonelle Helene Lagonelle   See fewer
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Xiem Mang
The Chinaman's Father The Chinaman's Father   See fewer
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Philippe Le Dem
The French Teacher The French Teacher   See fewer
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Ann Schaufuss
Anne-Marie Stretter Anne-Marie Stretter   See fewer
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Quach Van An
The Driver The Driver   See fewer
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Tania Torrens
The Principal The Principal   See fewer
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Raymonde Heudeline
The Writer (end) The Writer (end)   See fewer
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Yvonne Wingerter
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Do Minh Vien
The Young Boy The Young Boy   See fewer
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Hélène Patarot
The Assistant Mistress The Assistant Mistress   See fewer
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Jeanne Moreau
Narrator (French and English version) / Récitante (voice) Narrator (French and English version) / Récitante (voice)   See fewer
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Frédéric Auburtin
Liner Pianist Liner Pianist   See fewer
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Alido H. Gaudencio
Anne-Marie Stretters Driver Anne-Marie Stretters Driver   See fewer
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Vu Dinh Thi
Ferry Captain Ferry Captain   See fewer
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Truong Thu
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
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Lu Van Trang
Bus Controller Bus Controller   See fewer
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Vu Kim Trong
Young Girls Coolie Young Girls Coolie   See fewer
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Espérance Pham Thai Lan
Femme (uncredited) Femme (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 18,370 votes