The Lover

  • 1992
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama, Erotic

Jean-Jacques Annaud's film version of Marguerite Duras's evocative, beautifully imagined novel is a soft-core porno hash with pretensions to high art. Annaud focuses on The Lover's most accessible aspects--"hot" sex scenes, the scenic pictorialism of 1930s Saigon, an overall ambiance of flushed exotica--and wholly misses the poetry, fatalism and brilliant...read more

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01:48 — French production about a teenaged girl who has her first sexual encounter with a Chinese man in 1920s Indochina.

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  • Released: 1992
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Jean-Jacques Annaud's film version of Marguerite Duras's evocative, beautifully imagined novel is a soft-core porno hash with pretensions to high art. Annaud focuses on The Lover's most accessible aspects--"hot" sex scenes, the scenic pictorialism of 1930s… (more)

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