A woman writes her reminiscences of a love affair she had as a young girl in Vietnam. As a fifteen-year old convent school-girl she began a taboo love affair with a rich, genteel Chinese man twice her age.
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One of the 4 times (I'm exaggerating, it's more like twice) an Asian guy does sexy time with a white girl. It's happened more in my own personal history than in the entire history of world cinema. The funny thing is like the Asian character in the film, I had to pay for my sexy time with the white girls too. Or any girl, for that matter, now that I think about it.
Francamente, la unica razòn para ver esto son las nùbiles nalguitas de Jane March; fuera de eso, ni la presencia de un Tony Leung recien nacido, ni el prestigio literario de Duras hacen mayormente recomendable esta mamada, una espècie de Emmanuelle de altos vuelos.
Jane March is appropriately sphinx-like, and the movie does look good -I think I remember reading somewhere that this was the first Western production filmed in Vietnam since before the midcentury conflagration- but like another reviewer I'd ultimately suggest you read the book first (it's short) and watch this to fill in anything you had difficulty visualizing.
Erotismo y sexualidad no reproductiva por el placer de la destrucción y degradación de la propia persona, en ocasiones porque es lo único que el entorno les ha enseñado, en otras por el placer de experimentar algo que es desconocido. Al final todo queda perfectamente unido con ese hermoso y decadente Vals en Si menor, Op. 69 No. 2 de Chopin.
Great first 30 minutes of the film. An exaggerated use of sexual recurses in the middle of the film to tell the story. Some good passages accompanied by a fine musical soundtrack. Considering this is the first time I watch a film of this director, i think it was a good movie after all.