Friday 18 January 2008

Seductively Subtle: Lust, Caution

One of the most versatile directors in contemporary cinema, Ang Lee who created films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Wedding Banquet, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Hulk, and shepherd drama Brokeback Mountain.

Lust, Caution is based on the short story by Eileen Chang,

Wong Chia Chi (Tang Wei) is a student who begins her studies in Hong Kong following the Japanese invasion of China, where she meets Kuang (Wang Lee Hom), another student who is putting on a dramatic production in order to raise support for the resistance against the Japanese. Finding that they hadn’t aroused enough support, the student actors hatch a plan to go one step further and hatch a plan to assassinate a collaborator with the Japanese, Mr Yee (Tony Leung). Wong Chia Chi then assumes the role of a wealthy tai-tai (wife) who tries to get close to Yee, drawing them into an emotional affair.

Poignant critique

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