Lust, Caution

Lust, Caution

8. 12. 2018 19:30 157 min.   Ponrepo ------------

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Taiwan, USA, China, 2007

Chinese and English with Czech and English subtitles

Director: Ang Lee

Starring: Tony Leung, Tang Wei, Anupam Kher

Distributor: Blu Sky Film

Eileen Chang  LustCaution


Ang Lee is probably the most internationally versatile Asian filmmaker working today. He is able to control Hollywood productions (Hulk, 2003), tastefully adapt traditional wuxia for western audiences (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000), or work with purely local material. The perfect example of the latter is his controversial film Lust, Caution in which a group of students try to assassinate an important political figure in Shanghai. Hong Kong legend Tony Leung takes the role of the “puppet politician”. Starring in the lead roles are Tony Leung and captivating Tang Wei.
Lust, Caution is based on the novel by the same name by Eileen Chang. Her stories are widely recognized not only for her phenomenal ability to create suspense but also for her precise reproduction of period atmosphere. Lee brought her fiction to the silver screen in splendid fashion with maximal understanding.