Lust, Caution (2007)

NC-17   |    |  Drama, History, Romance

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During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.

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6 October 2007 | screenwriter-14
| Cinematic, Elegant, Entertaining and Real 2 The Period
With a sensational cast of actors and a tale of China in the late 1930's under occupation, LUST, CAUTION captures the cruelty of the period with a zest and cinematic journey which enraptures the audience in a tale of revenge-and love. Bravo, Ang Lee, for bringing to the screen such a lustrous tale of Chinese history in which you have also thrown in love scenes which bring to the film an element of cruelty and harshness which are reminiscent of the sexual pleasures of BASIC INSTINCT, but perfectly display the brutal character of Mr. Yee.

The costumes, sets, lighting and the drama of the story make LUST, CAUTION a simply elegant journey with characters that jump off the screen with fury, passion and of course, love tinged with revenge. The film is long, but you can't take your eyes away from the film for one moment as you might miss the brilliant dialog and performances. LUST, CAUTION, makes you think of what it is to be occupied by a power that treats its captured denizens in a world of anger and bitterness and creates a world of hatred and revenge as we see in this intelligent and important film. May LUST, CAUTION continue to gain an audience as it heads into the Kudo season.

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Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Drama | History | Romance | Thriller | War


Release Date:

26 October 2007


Mandarin, Japanese, English, Shanghainese, Hindi, Cantonese

Country of Origin

USA, China, Taiwan

Filming Locations

Hong Kong, China

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

HKD 11,053,270 (Hong Kong) (30 September 2007)


$4,602,512 (USA) (20 January 2008)

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