Lust, Caution

Ang Lee's sensual espionage drama is set in Japanese-occupied China in the late 1930s and concerns the transgressive affair between collaborating businessman Mr. Yee (Tony Leung) and Wang Jiazhi (Wei Tang), a young member of the Chinese resistance recruited to kill him. Becoming the sadomasochistic Yee's mistress, the would-be Mata Hari finds her patriotism placing both her body and soul in equal jeopardy. Based on a short story by Eileen Chang and co-starring Joan Chen.

Year: 2007
Genre: Drama, Chinese Cinema, Sensual or Erotic Films, Carmen's Favourites, 2008
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Tony Leung (Chiu Wai), Wei Tang, Joan Chen
Duration: 152 Minutes
Rating: R18 - Contains violence and sex scenes.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (China)



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