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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.

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Directed by

Jean-Jacques Annaud

Written by

Gérard Brach (Screenplay)
Marguerite Duras (Novel)
Jean-Jacques Annaud (Screenplay)

Runtime

115 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, France, Vietnam

Language

French

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

arranged marriage love sex based on novel or book lover lust cult film vietnam forbidden love virgin age difference older man younger woman relation sexual awakening 1920s loss of virginity sexual attraction statutory rape desire lolita indochina

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Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography Robert Fraisse