To kill the enemy, she would have to capture his heart....and break her own.
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Lee-Hom Wang, Chung Hua Tou, Chih-ying Chu, Ying-hsien Kao
|Screenplay||James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang, Eileen Chang|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Hai Sheng Film Production Company, Focus Features, Haishang Films, Mr. Yee Productions, RIver Road Entertainment, Sil-Metropole Organisation|
|Genre||Drama, thriller, erotica|
|Nudity||Explicit back and frontal nudity in sexual context|
|Sex||Explicit sex and sexual conduct, sexualised violence|
|Violence||Strong, graphic violence including rape|
|Prejudice||Racial prejudice against Japanese occupiers, infrequent, in context|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Diane de Beer
Paul Adrendt This 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.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
James Berardinelli Lust, 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
Peter Travers The 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.
Tomatometer Ang Lee's Lust, Caution is a tense, sensual and beautifully-shot espionage film.
What the People say
Average .. 69%