Lust, Caution [NC-17 Version] [DVD] [2007]

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee adapts this Eileen Chang story set in World War II-era Shanghai that details the political intrigue surrounding a powerful political figure named Mr. Yee (Tony Leung) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. Spanning the late '30s and early '40s, the movie introduces us to Hong Kong teen Wong Chia Chi (Tang Wei), a shy college freshman who finds her calling in a drama society devoted to patriotic plays. But the troupe's leader, Kuang Yu Min (Wang Leehom), isn't just a theater maven -- he's a revolutionary as well, and he's devoted to carrying out a bold plan to assassinate top Japanese collaborator Mr. Yee. Each student has an important role to play, and Wong puts herself in a dangerous position as Mrs. Mak; she befriends Mr. Yee's wife (Joan Chen), and slowly gains trust before tempting him into an affair. While at first the plan goes exactly as scripted, things suddenly take a deadly turn and Wong is emigrated from Hong Kong. Later, in 1941, the occupation shows no signs of ceasing and Wong is simply drifting through her days in Shanghai. Much to her surprise, the former actress finds Kuang requesting that she resume the role of Mrs. Mak. Now, as Wong again gains intimate access to her dangerous prey, she must struggle with her own identity in order to pull off the performance of a lifetime.
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Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

Special Features


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Synopsis


Lust, Caution
Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee adapts this Eileen Chang story set in World War II-era Shanghai that details the political intrigue surrounding a powerful political figure named Mr. Yee (Tony Leung) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. Spanning the late '30s and early '40s, the movie introduces us to Hong Kong teen Wong Chia Chi (Tang Wei), a shy college freshman who finds her calling in a drama society devoted to patriotic plays. But the troupe's leader, Kuang Yu Min (Wang Leehom), isn't just a theater maven -- he's a revolutionary as well, and he's devoted to carrying out a bold plan to assassinate top Japanese collaborator Mr. Yee. Each student has an important role to play, and Wong puts herself in a dangerous position as Mrs. Mak; she befriends Mr. Yee's wife (Joan Chen), and slowly gains trust before tempting him into an affair. While at first the plan goes exactly as scripted, things suddenly take a deadly turn and Wong is emigrated from Hong Kong. Later, in 1941, the occupation shows no signs of ceasing and Wong is simply drifting through her days in Shanghai. Much to her surprise, the former actress finds Kuang requesting that she resume the role of Mrs. Mak. Now, as Wong again gains intimate access to her dangerous prey, she must struggle with her own identity in order to pull off the performance of a lifetime. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Joan Chen
    Joan Chen - Yee Tai Tai
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    Wang Lee Hom - Kuang Yu Min
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    Tou Chung Hua - Old Wu
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    Kao Ying Hsuan - Huang Lei
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    Johnson Yuen - Auyang Ling Wen



Overall customer rating

4.8
75%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Movie

    Posted
    Nutzer

    this is probably the best movie i have ever seen. better than casablanca. which it had a lot of similarities. tang wei was absolute great. the other three main actors were also great. as well as the students and the resistence leader. there were at least eight scenes that i could watch over and over. excellent movie...i have watched this movie at least 15 times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Romantic Film

    Posted
    AlexS2k

    Great movie, one of Tony Leungs greatest performances, and rising star Tang Wei really shines.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movies

    Posted
    nicole
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    It's great movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good movie

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    DIYA
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    Ang Lee delivers another superb film. Quality acting!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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