The Lover Trailer & Clips


The Lover (also know as L'amant) full movie is released on Oct 30, 1992. Watch The Lover online - the English Biography movie from France , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $5,013,090. The Lover is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and created by Marguerite Duras with Jeanne Moreau and Jane March. The Lover is available online on VUDU Free and Tubi TV.

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.

As know as:

L'amant, Kochanek, 情人, Любовникът, L'amante

Release Date:

Oct 30, 1992

Release Date (Streaming):

Dec 11, 2001


France, United Kingdom


English, French

Stream Service:


Production Companies:

Films A2, Grai Phang Film Studio, Renn Productions

Gross worldwide:



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


Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
By stripping away the voluptuous veneer of her language and the gauze of her memory, Annaud’s adaptation has reduced her artful tale...
by rottentomatoes, May 26, 2022
David Ansen
The Lover's rarefied sensibility takes getting used to; once its spell is cast, you won't want to blink.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 08, 2018
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Undercut by an air of self-congratulatory pomposity that the film is way too insubstantial to support.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 01, 2018

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