Great Films About Life Abroad: The Lover (1992)

Few films depict love making quite like "The Lover." Adapted from Marguerite Duras novel by the same name. It tells a story of a 1920s school girl in French Indochina who has a forbidden affair with a Chinese business man.

The film captures the heat of Vietnam as well as the boredom that expats find all too familiar at times.

The film is beautifully lit and captures the pleasures of learning foreign tongues.