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The Lover
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The Lover


This is a more intimate flick, more artsy if you will.  It follows a young girl and a Chinese man, known throughout the film as the Young Girl and the Chinaman, in French colonial Vietnam. 

The girl, originally from Paris but now living in Vietnam with her poor family, meets the Chinaman on her way back to boarding school and he offers her a ride back in his chauffer driven car.

The next day, he picks her up from school and they drive to the seedy side of town and have sex in a rented room (she’s only 15 but has told him she’s 17). The girl is going back to Paris soon and the man is arranged to marry a Chinese heiress, but they continue to meet every day after school for some steamy encounters.

Eventually, the Chinaman marries his bride and the girl goes back to Paris. When she becomes a famous writer decades later the Chinaman goes to Paris with his wife and tells the girl that he always has and always will love her. A real coming of age story. 


Love & Sex Editor
2012/08/31
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