Lust, Caution

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Lust, Caution (Chinese: 色,戒; pinyin: Sè, Jiè; Jyutping: Sik1Gaai3) is a 2007 erotic espionage thriller film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novella of the same name published in 1979 by Chinese author Eileen Chang. The story is mostly set in Hong... read more
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Lust, Caution (Chinese: 色,戒; pinyin: Sè, Jiè; Jyutping: Sik1Gaai3) is a 2007 erotic espionage thriller film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novella of the same name published in 1979 by Chinese author Eileen Chang. The story is mostly set in Hong Kong in 1938 and in Shanghai in 1942, when it was occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army and ruled by the puppet government led by Wang Jingwei. It depicts a group of Chinese university students from the Lingnan University who plot to assassinate a high-ranking special agent and recruiter of the puppet government using an attractive young woman to lure him into a trap. With this film, Lee won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival for the second time, the first being with Brokeback Mountain. The film adaptation and the story are loosely based on events that took place during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai. The film's explicit sex scenes resulted in the film being rated NC-17 in the United States.

Original Release

09/24/2007

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Cast

Joan Chen Yee Tai Tai
Leehom Wang Kuang Yu Min
Anupam Kher Khalid Saiduddin
Lawrence Ko Liang Jun Sheng (as Ko Yu-Luen)
Lisa Lu Mahjong partner of Aunt
Akiko Takeshita Japanese Tavern Boss Lady
Hayato Fujiki Japanese Colonel Sato
Hui-Ling Wang Liao Tai Tai
Wang Leehom
Yan Su Ma Tai Tai
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ang Lee

Writers

Ang Lee, Eileen Chang, James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang

Cast

Joan Chen Yee Tai Tai
Leehom Wang Kuang Yu Min
Anupam Kher Khalid Saiduddin
Lawrence Ko Liang Jun Sheng (as Ko Yu-Luen)
Lisa Lu Mahjong partner of Aunt
Akiko Takeshita Japanese Tavern Boss Lady
Hayato Fujiki Japanese Colonel Sato
Hui-Ling Wang Liao Tai Tai
Wang Leehom
Yan Su Ma Tai Tai
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung Mr. Yee (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Wei Tang Mak Tai Tai
Ying-Hsuan Kao Huang Lei
Saifei He Hsiao Tai Tai
Chung-Hua Tou Old Wu
Johnson Yuen Auyang Ling Wen
Johnson Yuen Mr. Mak
Kar Lok Chin Tsao
Ruhui Song Wang's Aunt
Jie Liu Leung Tai Tai

Producers

Zhong-lun Ren Executive Producer
James Schamus Executive Producer
Darren Shaw Executive Producer
Dai Song Executive Producer
Ang Lee Producer
James Schamus Producer
Doris Tse Producer
David Lee Producer
William Kong Producer
Lloyd Chao Producer
Er-Dong Liu Producer

Editors

Tim Squyres

2008 Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
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