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647 Ratings

The Lover


Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
France, United Kingdom, 1992
Drama, Romance


A woman writes her reminiscences of a love affair she had as a young girl in Vietnam. As a fifteen-year old convent school-girl she began a taboo love affair with a rich, genteel Chinese man twice her age.

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The Lover Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1993 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

César Awards

1993 | Winner: Best Music

1993 | 5 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1993 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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