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 Maugerite Duras.
Rated R on appeal for graphic and explicit sexuality.
Jane March ... The Young Girl
Tony Leung Ka Fai ... The Chinaman
Frédérique Meininger ... The Mother
Arnaud Giovaninetti ... The Elder Brother
Melvil Poupaud ... The Younger Brother
Lisa Faulkner ... Helene Lagonelle