- Original title
- Running time
- 115 min.
Gérard Brach, Jean-Jacques Annaud (Novel: Marguerite Duras)
Tony Leung Ka-Fai,
Co-production France-United Kingdom; Renn Productions / Films A2 / Timothy Burrill Productions
Drama | Erotic. 1920s. Colonialism
- Movie Groups
Marguerite Duras' Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- It is French Colonial Vietnam in 1929. A young French girl from a family that is having some monetary difficulties is returning to boarding school. She is alone on public transportation when she catches the eye of a wealthy Chinese businessman. He offers her a ride into town in the back of his chauffeured sedan, and sparks fly. Can the torrid affair that ensues between them overcome the class restrictions and social mores of that time? Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Maugerite Duras.
: Academy Awards: Nominated to Best Cinematography
: Cesar Awards: Best Music. 6 Nominations
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