The Lover

She gave her innocence, her passion, her body. The one thing she couldn't give was her love.

Categories: Drama, Romance
A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings and torrid encounters.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1992-01-22
Run time: 115 minute / 1:55
Revenue: $5,013,090
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Writers: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Gérard Brach.
Production Companies : Timothy Burrill Productions, Renn Productions, Grai Phang Film Studio, Films A2
Production Countries: France, United Kingdom, Vietnam


Jane March
as The Young Girl
Tony Leung Ka-fai
as The Chinaman
Frédérique Meininger
as The Mother
Arnaud Giovaninetti
as The Elder Brother
Melvil Poupaud
as The Younger Brother
Lisa Faulkner
as Helene Lagonelle
Jeanne Moreau
as Narrator
Xiem Mang
as The Chinaman's Father
Philippe Le Dem
as The French Teacher
Ann Schaufuss
as Anne-Marie Stretter
Tania Torrens
as The Principal
Espérance Pham Thai Lan
as Femme
Hélène Patarot
as The Assistant Mistress
Yvonne Wingerter
as The Writer (beginning)
Raymonde Heudeline
as The Writer (end)
Quach Van An
as The Driver
Do Minh Vien
as The Young Boy
Frédéric Auburtin
as Liner Pianist
Alido H. Gaudencio
as Anne-Marie Stretters Driver
Vu Dinh Thi
as Ferry Captain
Truong Thu
as Bus Driver
Thi Cam Thuy Nguyen
as Bride
Lu Van Trang
as Bus Controller
Vu Kim Trong
as Young Girls Coolie
Jean-Jacques Annaud Screenplay

Jean-Jacques Annaud Director

Gérard Brach Screenplay

Robert Fraisse Director of Photography

Timothy Burrill Co-Producer

Gabriel Yared Original Music Composer

Noëlle Boisson Editor

Hoang Thanh At Production Design

Claude Berri Producer

Melvil Poupaud Writer
Marguerite Duras Novel
Frédérique Meininger Writer

Costume & Make-Up
Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle Costume Design

Olivier Radot Art Direction

Jacques Tronel Co-Producer

Jennifer Patrick Vocal Coach

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