Based on the semi- autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras , the film details the illicit affair between a teenage French girl and a wealthy Chinese man in French Indochina. Her lover is portrayed by actor Tony Leung Ka-fai. Production began in , with filming commencing in The film made its theatrical debut on 22 January , with an English release in the United Kingdom in June and in the United States in October of the same year.
Jane March - Wikipedia
Take a look back at these Hollywood icons in their early days to see how far they've come in their careers—and how little they've visibly aged. See the gallery. It is French Colonial Vietnam in 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.
Controversial ‘Lover’ Gives Jane March an Acting Initiation
From the novel of the same namewhich has sold over one million copies in 43 languagesthis "sophisticated adaptation of Marguerite Duras' best-selling memoirs" Variety smolders on the screen. Jane March is mesmerizing in the role of a poor French teenager who engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir Tony Leung in s 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. But though the lovers are able to transcend their differences in age, race and class'theirs is a future that French colonial Vietnamese society will never allow.
Her father, Bernard Horwood, a design and technology secondary school teacher of English and Spanish ancestry. Her mother, Jean, a newsagent, is Vietnamese and Chinese. March has one brother, a landscape designer. She signed with Storm Model Management and began working as a print model using her middle name March, which was also her birth month. After GCSEs , March moved to an apartment in Wimbledon with friends and continued to model before a call to audition in Paris on her 17th birthday following a cover shoot of Just Seventeen which had attracted the attention of French director Jean-Jacques Annaud 's wife.