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Lust, Caution

NC-17| 2 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
During World War II a secret agent (Tang Wei) must seduce, then assassinate an official (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.

Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai , Joan Chen , Tang Wei , Lee-Hom Wang , Anupam Kher , Chu Chih-ying , Ruhui Song , Johnson Yuen

Director: Ang Lee

Genres: Thriller, Historical drama, War

Distributor: Focus Features

Lust, Caution (2007)

Release Date: September 28th, 2007|2 hr. 39 min.

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fan reviews ( 7 )
  • Lee is a true master, and his potently erotic and suspenseful Lust, Caution casts a spell you won't want to break. show more

  • Stylized and visually arresting, with intense sex scenes that earned the film an NC-17 rating, Ang Lee's Lust, Caution is an immersion into another time, place and mentality. show more

  • Sumptuously produced and beautifully visualized, this is a filmmaker's meditation on the culture that nurtured him. As a piece of entertainment, however, it's hoist by its own paradox -- an almost thrill-free thriller that seems seductive, yet stays resolutely remote. show more

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  • September 06, 2009 NerdFiction
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    Not bad but also not the best.

  • May 22, 2008 Vimalakirti
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    Although the sex is vivid and difficult to accept on the screen, especially in our culture, it plays an extremely important part in understanding how the brain interprets feelings and how the resulting action chosen depends on the interpretation. It tells us how feelings, rather than rational, can determine choices one makes, and if not skillful, can lead to disasterous consequences. Lust, Caution is an Ang Lee masterpiece, and masterful is the acting of both leads, who, along with Lee are deserving of Academy Award nominations, if not the Oscars themselves.

  • May 22, 2008 Lilly Hubert
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    this group is real pro and have been around forever

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