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Lust, Caution

Posted under Chinese Movies by admin on Monday 23 February 2009 at 20:44

Lust, Caution (Chinese: 色,戒; pinyin: Sè, Jiè) is an erotic espionage thriller directed by Academy Award-winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee, based on the short story of the same name published in 1979 by Chinese author Eileen Chang. The film is Lee’s second to win a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Synopsis: The story is mostly set in 1942 Shanghai, during the city’s Japanese occupation . It depicts a group of patriotic Chinese students plotting to kill a member of the Japanese collaborationist government of Wang Jingwei, using a young woman as a lure.

The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion, the second such award for Ang Lee. It was released in U.S. theaters on September 28, 2007, where it has been rated NC-17 by the Motion Picture Association of America due to graphic sexual content. Lee has stated that he will make no changes to attempt to get an R rating. After the movie’s premiere, director Ang Lee was displeased that Chinese news media (and those from Taiwan) had greatly emphasized the sex scenes in the movie. The version to be released in the People’s Republic of China has been cut by about 7 minutes (by the director himself) to make it suitable for minor audiences, since China has no rating system. The version released in Malaysia is shortened by 15 minutes and is rated 18PL – 18 and above.


Cd1: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

Cd2: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

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