The Lover


1h 50m 1992

Brief Synopsis

Set in 1920s Indochina, a young French girl becomes romantically and sexually involved with a Chinese man.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lover, amant, Älskaren
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1992
Production Company
Agfa Gevaert; Angel Studios; Eastman Kodak; Eclair Group; Euro-Titres; Films A2; PathT International; Pathe Image; Samuelson Alga Cinema; Technovision Cameras Ltd; Varese Sarabande
Distribution Company
Alternative Films; Amlf; Concorde Films; Finnkino Oy; Guild Films Distribution; Kommunenes Filmcentral; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Nippon Herald Films, Inc; PathT International; Pathe Image; Penta Distribuzione; Tobis Film; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Paris, France; Greece; Italy; Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Set in 1920s Indochina, a young French girl becomes romantically and sexually involved with a Chinese man.

Crew

Jean-jacques Annaud

Screenwriter

Jean-paul Arnaudet

Charge Hand Carpenter (Vietnam)

Jean-yves Asselin

Unit Manager France

Frederic Auburtin

Assistant Director

Agnes Audin

Other

Jean-philippe Audin

Other

Rufo Balacas

Grip (Vietnam)

Sergei V Balakin

Extras Casting (Vietnam)

Reynaldo Balicas

Grip (Vietnam)

Benoit Barbier

Still Photographer

Vincent Barthelemy

Apprentice Unit Manager France

Patrice Beaud

Additional Visual Effects (Euro Titres)

Josee Benabent-loiseau

Associate Producer

Arthur Benon

Piano Teacher

Jacques Bense

Dance Instructor

Claude Berri

Producer

Pierre Betoulle

Other

Angus Bickerton

Rostrum Cameraman

Maxime Bochner

Assistant Unit Manager Vietnam

Noelle Boisson

Editor

Olivier Bonnard

Apprentice Unit Manager France

Jean-pierre Bonnet

Assistant Production Accountant Vietnam

Rachid Bouafla

Assistant Unit Manager Vietnam

Tahar Boualam

Generator Operator

Veronique Boucheny

Post-Production Supervisor

Tania Boudichenko

Double (For Jane March)

Eric Bourges

Construction Manager (Vietnam)

Jean-claude Bourlat

Production Manager

Mederic Bourlat

Apprentice Unit Manager France

Gerard Brach

Screenwriter

Anne-marie Branca

Chief Makeup Artist

Allan Brereton

Boom Operator

Eric Brouillet

Props Buyer (France)

Timothy Burrill

Co-Producer

Dominique Castan

Apprentice Art Director

Francine Cathelain

Casting (France)

Denis Cavalli

Model Maker

Herve Cavelier

Other

Nguyen The Chanh

Special Effects Assistant

Jean-michel Chartier

Construction Manager (France)

Nguyen Thanh Chau

Supervisor

Pham Ngoc Chau

Assistant Director (Vietnam)

Thach Hang Chau

Wardrobe Assistant (Vietnam)

Frederic Chopin

Music ("Waltz In B Minor Opus 69 No 2")

Eric-sterling Collins

Translation And Dialogue Coach

Francoise Combadiere

Casting (France)

Marie-laure Compain

Other

Caroline Coudin

Apprentice Editor

Olivier Coulhon

Assistant Director (France)

Jean-rene Coulon

Props Buyer (Vietnam)

Frederic Lanjouere Croux

Charge Hand Carpenter (France)

Mario D'orio

Grip

Michel Dalens

Other

Nguyen Thi Dao

Production Accountant Vietnam

Nguyen Van Day

Assistant Unit Manager Vietnam

Francois-pierre Deberre

Other

Michel Dechaud

Grip (France)

Francoise Della Libera

Production Accountant Vietnam

Georges Demetrau

Special Effects Supervisor (Vietnam)

Yvonne Sassinot Denesle

Costume Designer

Anne-simone Diep

Assistant Production Accountant Vietnam

Danielle Dumanoir

Other

Marguerite Duras

Source Material (From Novel)

Thierry Durou

Sound Engineer Assistant

Laurence Duval

Assistant Director

Rogelio Estorninos

Electrician (Vietnam)

Eleanor Fazan

Choreography

Claude Fenioux

Supervisor

Doug Ferris

Matte Artist

Cecile Fleury

Double (For Jane March)

Segolene Fleury

Production Accountant France

Celestia Fox

Casting (United Kingdom)

Robert Fraisse

Director Of Photography

Robert Fraisse

Dp/Cinematographer

Audie Ganibi

Electrician (Vietnam)

Roberto Garzelli

Assistant Sound Editor

Mimi Gayo

Wardrobe

Gilles Goutal

Catering

John Grant

Matte Cameraman

Jacques Grousset

Catering

Richard Guille

Art Department Assistant (France)

Christophe Guiot

Other

Ronnie Hazelhurst

1930'S Orchestration

Nicole Heitzmann

Production Accountant France

Olivier Helei

Unit Manager

Olivier Helie

Unit Manager Vietnam

Isabelle Henry

Assistant Director

Alain Herpe

1st Assistant Camera

At Hoang

Production Designer

Dang Thu Hong

Extras Casting (Vietnam)

Pui Lai Huam

Chief Of Workshop Assistant

Le Minh Hung

Hairdresser (Vietnam)

Tran Van Hung

Grip (Vietnam)

Antony Hunt

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bernard Husquin

Construction Manager (Vietnam)

Nguyen Phu Huu

Assistant Director (Vietnam)

Bruno Jaunay

Charge Hand Carpenter (Vietnam)

Desmond Jones

Movement Advisor

Jiri Juda

Property Master (Vietnam)

Jack Jullian-gaufres

Sound Engineer

Jerome Kanapa

Special Thanks

Quach Manh Kha

Assistant Director (Vietnam)

Deden Krouchi

Props Buyer (France)

Agnes Lamourre

Wardrobe Supervisor Assistant

Nguyen Phung Lan

Special Effects Assistant

Stefan Lange

Optical Cameraman

Willie Lavalan

Electrician (Vietnam)

Etienne Lavallois

Apprentice Unit Manager France

Herve Lecoz

Sound Engineer

Patrick Lefevre

Charge Hand Carpenter (Vietnam)

Jean-pierre Lelong

Foley Artist

Bernard Leroux

Rerecording Mixer

Diane Logan

Assistant Editor

Alfred Lot

Assistant Unit Manager Vietnam

Yvan Lucas

Other

Manuel Macapagal

Special Effects Assistant

Gabrielle Mairesse

Unit Publicist

Sophie Martel

Set Dresser

Jean-pierre Mas

Key Grip

Sylvie Mathevet

Chief Hairdresser

Laurence Maynard

Assistant Director (France)

Mario Melchiorri

Foley Artist

Andrew Melhuish

Assistant Adr Editor

Olivier Mergault

Casting (France)

Johanna Merlin

Casting (United Kingdom)

Isabelle Millard

Assistant Director (France)

Pierre Minot

Assistant Director (Vietnam)

Jacques Mizrahi

Charge Hand Carpenter (France)

Frederic Moreau

Visual Effects Supervisor

Truong Nguyen Nhut

Assistant Set Dresser (Vietnam)

Didier Nove

Gaffer

Marc Nove

Best Boy

Alan J Paley

Adr Editor

Olivier Panchot

Apprentice Art Director

Patricia Pao

Casting (Hong Kong)

Jennifer Patrick

Other

Nat Peck

Musicians Fixer

Brigitte Perez

Wardrobe

Vincent Pham

Double (For Tony Leung)

Michele Picciaredda

Camera Operator

Patsy Pollock

Casting (United Kingdom)

Hugues Poulain

2nd Assistant Camera (France)

Laurent Quaglio

Sound Designer

Olivier Radot

Art Director

Christine Raspillere

Production Manager France

Paul Rassam

Producer

Maxime Rebiere

Storyboard

Georges Rodi

Sound Director & Programming

Jorge Rosales

2nd Assistant Camera (Vietnam)

Philippe Roux

Assistant Unit Manager France

Frederique Rouxel

Assistant Art Director (France)

Marie Sabbah

Other

Rolando Salem

Special Effects Assistant

Ewa Santamaria

Assistant Director (France)

Nathalie Sarret

Other

Yvonne Sassinot De Nesle

Costume Designer

Martial Segui

Electrician (France)

Yves Seigneuret

Property Master (France)

Stephanie Seilhean

Assistant Unit Manager France

Mary Selway

Casting (United Kingdom)

Lionel Strutt

Rerecording Adr Mixer

Pascaline Suty

Wardrobe

Sylvain Tetrel

Model Maker

Nguyen Kieu Thu

Makeup Assistant

John Timperley

Rerecording Mixer

Le Trac

Assistant Director (Vietnam)

Jean-luc Tran

Assistant Director (Vietnam)

Pierre Tremouille

Supervisor

Jacques Tronel

Associate Producer

Fabrice Vecchione

Dance Double (For Melvil Popaud)

Claude Villand

Rerecording Mixer

Nguyen Phung Vinh

Special Effects Assistant

Nguyen Vinh Son

Assistant Director (Vietnam)

Jean-daniel Vuillermoz

Wardrobe Supervisor

Guy Wagner

Maritime Advisor

Gwenethe Walshe

Dance Instructor

Christian Wangler

Sound Mixer

Gabriel Yared

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Lover, amant, Älskaren
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1992
Production Company
Agfa Gevaert; Angel Studios; Eastman Kodak; Eclair Group; Euro-Titres; Films A2; PathT International; Pathe Image; Samuelson Alga Cinema; Technovision Cameras Ltd; Varese Sarabande
Distribution Company
Alternative Films; Amlf; Concorde Films; Finnkino Oy; Guild Films Distribution; Kommunenes Filmcentral; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Nippon Herald Films, Inc; PathT International; Pathe Image; Penta Distribuzione; Tobis Film; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Paris, France; Greece; Italy; Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

1992

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 30, 1992

Limited Release in United States October 30, 1992

Released in United States on Video June 16, 1993

Released in United States Fall October 30, 1992

Limited Release in United States October 30, 1992

Released in United States on Video June 16, 1993

Feature film debut for Jane March.

Completed shooting July 5, 1991.

Began shooting January 14, 1991.