She gave her innocence, her passion, her body. The one thing she couldn't give was her love.
A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings and torrid encounters.
L’amant (1992) Synopsis
In 1929, a 15 year old French girl reading book in a women’s boarding school. Every holiday she need to go home and help her mother, their income is very little. she have two brothers, one drug addiction and run amuck, another cowardly brother often bullied by big brother. One day as usual Jane say goodbye to the mother to take the ferry back to school, on board she meet the only child of Chinese rich Tony (Tony Leung), who own a large black car, Jane knows some female students prostitution in the boarding school, and she wants to find a rich man to try it, so she go to talk with Tony, and soon they fall in love, they rendezvous here, bathing and playing, Jane give up her study, the school had to tell her mother, but …
“Love me, is not make love, not a meal, not a vegetable, it is a desire to die, is a heroic dream in the exhausted life”. Jean-Jacques Annaud’s directed the unique flavor of the French romance.