In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.
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Elaine adopts Camille, whose Vietnamese parents were friends. In 1930, a French navy officer is interested in Elaine (owns 60km2 plantation) and later in Camille. There's an uprising in Vietnam against French colonial power.
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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 Marguerite Duras.Written by
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Cécile Fleury said that she was the body double of Jane March for some nude scenes of this film. But the spokesman of Renn Productions (which produced this film) said to Daily Mail that Cécile Fleury was only a stand-in for technical purposes - a common practice to spare a film's stars from tiring sessions under studio lights while scenes are set up. "This girl was only used for lighting purposes when scenes were being set up. She has not been used in the shooting at all," the Renn Productions spokesman said. See more »
Her lover smokes filtered cigarettes in 1929. They were not invented until the mid-'30s and not in common use until the 1950s. See more »
Very early in my life, it was too late. At eighteen it was already too late. At eighteen I aged. This aging was brutal. This aging, I saw it spread over my features, one by one. Instead of being frightened by it, I saw this aging of my face with the same sort of interest I might have taken for example in the reading of a book. That new face I kept it. It's kept the same contours, but its matter is destroyed. I have a destroyed face. Let me tell you again: I'm fifteen and a half. ...
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Available on video in two versions: the 103 min. R-rated cut and a much more explicit 115 min. unrated cut. See more »
I love this movie so much and I can relate to it in so many ways. I like movies that are based on true stories and this movie isn't some sappy happy go lucky crap, its about a real situation that happens in everyday life even today. I cried watching it and i had to break myself from crying over it by watching it over and over, which I didn't mind doing, because I love the movie and Tony Leung Ka-Fai (big tony) is HOT. This movie lets you know that, you can love someone so much and give them everything they want, and even if you knew in the beginning that things wouldn't work out, when reality hits, its hard to let go, especially if that person didn't love you, but just wanted to use you. I think she realized she loved him when she grew older and more mature.
I liked the innocence of the two getting to know each other in the beginning. At first, he was infatuated, and wanted to love her, then he realized she was using him and acting like a child, and decided to just use her and not get involved emotionally, then he becomes jealous with her and wants to sorta control her, because he loves her even though he's trying to fight it. It a very powerful, touching story. If only more movies like this we're being made instead of the meanlingless-made-for-teens crap nowadays. I'm trying to find an old copy of the novel the movie was based on.
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