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At eighteen it was already too late. This aging was brutal. It spread over my features, one by one. I saw this aging of my face with the same sort of interest I might have taken, for example, in the reading of a book. That new face, I kept it. It's kept the same contours, but it's like it is destroyed.
I have a destroyed face. And if ever a story leapt from the pages of a novel and onto the silver screen, this languid and sultry film adaptation of the best-selling book by Marguerite Duras does indeed. Set against the backdrop of French colonial Vietnam, with all the faith and fervor of its native text, The Lover reveals the intimacies and intricacies of a clandestine romance between a pubescent girl from a financially strapped French family and a much older and much wealthier Chinese man.
Overlaid with softly indulgent narration by the nonpareil Jeanne Moreau, a provocative Jane March stars in the role of the young Marguerite, with Tony Leung as her refined but reticent paramour. The year isand a nameless girl, whom we must presume to be the author in the bloom of her youth, is traveling by ferry across the Mekong Delta, on return from a holiday at her family home in the village of Sadec, to her boarding school in Saigon.
Most telling is the way in which she is dressed, and an evocative passage from the pages of the novel that describes it is brought to life by the microcosmic eye of cinematographer Robert Fraisse: It used to belong to my mother It's a sleeveless dress with a very low neck.
It's the sepia color real silk takes on with wear. It's a dress I remember. I think it suits me. I'm wearing a leather belt with it, perhaps a belt belonging to one of my brothers I can't see any others I could have been wearing, so I'm wearing them These high heels are the first in my life, they're beautiful, they've eclipsed all the shoes that went before It's not the shoes, though, that make the girl look so strangely dressed.
No, it's the fact that she's wearing a man's flat-brimmed hat, a brown fedora with a broad black ribbon No woman, no girl wore a man's fedora in that colony then What must have happened is: I try it on for fun, look at myself in the shop-keeper's glass, and see that there, beneath the man's hat, the thin awkward shape, the inadequacy of childhood has turned into something else.
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