Thursday, January 6, 2011
The L'amant of Vietnam
Lucio dalla -Caruso Te Voglio Bene Assai"Scene film: L'amant
This is a compilation of scenes from an incredibly romantic film. L'amant is based on the novel written by Marguerite Duras the renowned and internationally recognized French writer, playwright and director (1914 - 1996). The story is based on Marguerite's own early life experience with her mother and abusive brother in the French colony of Indochina.
The family were impoverished after her widowed mother made a poor investment in farm land in Cambodia. As a 15 year old school girl she was seduced and fell in love with a very elegant and wealthy 27 year old gentleman of Chinese descent. The father of her lover forbids the relationship to continue and she was sent to France, never returning to the home of her birth.
The lover went on to marry a woman of his father's choice and lived in Vietnam until his death. She became one of the most successful writers of the century married twice, although she struggled with alcoholism.
Today in Vietnam there is still echoes of the scenes so evocatively presented in the film.