The Lover (Avant Garde Cinema)

Starring: Jane March Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 4.5
155 ratings
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Item:  MGMV 1002733D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English/French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/30/1992
"...[March] is wonderful here....THE LOVER is a very good movie..."

Product Description:

Based on the autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras, an erotic and sensitive story of a young French school girl who embarks on a torrid love affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French Colonial Vietnam. Consumed by desire, they cling to each other, even though fate and society dictates that they may never wed. Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography. Available in "R" and Unedited versions.

Plot Synopsis:

Indochina, 1929. On a ferry a 27-year-old Chinese man spots an alluring but poor French teenager. They soon begin a forbidden but fiercely passionate romance. While the man truly loves the girl, she remains aloof, for her involvement with him is more out of rebellion towards her family -- and for sexual excitement -- rather than love. However when the gentleman is forced to marry a woman chosen by his parents, the young girl realizes she may have lost the true love of her life...

Plot Keywords:

Doomed Lovers | Erotic | Period Piece | Racy | Romance | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Filmed on location in Vietnam.
  • Film debut for Jane March.
  • French actress Jeanne Moreau narrates as author Marguerite Duras.
  • The Unrated, 115-minute version of "The Lover" is the "Original International Version."

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  • UPC: 027616869319
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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