The Lover

  • 1992
  • 1 HR 50 MIN
  • 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 more

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