Lust, Caution

To kill the enemy, she would have to capture his heart....and break her own.


Lust, Caution
Set during and after the Second World War, when Japan occupied China. A group of radicals set out to kill Chinese who collaborated with the Japanese. One young women is tasked with trapping a prominent official. Her route is to first seduce him, and then lead him into a trap. Along the way, however, she falls in love with him, putting her in a difficult position. Note the age restriction, the film features full nudity and erotic sex. In Mandarin, Japanese, English, Hindi, Shanghainese and Cantonese languages with English subtitles.

155 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Drama, Romance, Thriller, War, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Lee-Hom Wang, Chung Hua Tou, Chih-ying Chu, Ying-hsien Kao
Director
Ang Lee
ScreenplayJames Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang, Eileen Chang
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
EditingTim Squyres
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byHai Sheng Film Production Company, Focus Features, Haishang Films, Mr. Yee Productions, RIver Road Entertainment, Sil-Metropole Organisation

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, thriller, erotica
LanguageStrong, infrequent
NudityExplicit back and frontal nudity in sexual context
SexExplicit sex and sexual conduct, sexualised violence
ViolenceStrong, graphic violence including rape
PrejudiceRacial prejudice against Japanese occupiers, infrequent, in context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
5
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
The Citizen
16
24.com
Natalie Sineke
10
BBC
Paul Adrendt quote iconThis is a stern, steely film that requires considerable patience, but stick with it for long enough and you'll be rewarded with a mesmerising study in emotional cruelty.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconLust, Caution is one of those films that requires patience. Like cold water brought to a boil, it takes a long time but once the bubbles start appearing, the roiling is impossible to stop
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThe actors deserve the highest praise. Leung goes places he's never been before as an actor. And newcomer Tang Wei gives a performance that will be talked about for years. Lee is a true master, and his potently erotic and suspenseful Lust, Caution casts a spell you won't want to break.
18
Metacritic.com
35 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
132 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAng Lee's Lust, Caution is a tense, sensual and beautifully-shot espionage film.
14

What the People say

Internet
8272 Netizens
16

Average .. 69%

14

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