Cinema: Lust, Caution

Ang Lee's espionage erotic thriller is lush, risqué and fraught with tension. It's also a fascinating foray into Hong Kong's 1930s and 1940s political machinations, torn between colonial powers and mainland China.  

A brooding meditation on the unnerving power and terrible cost of emotional and political masquerades, the Chinese-language Lust, Caution gets under your skin with its examination of what qualifies as love and what does not. Los Angeles Times

Lust, Caution is one of the few honestly observant political films, totally devoid of retrospective feel-good propaganda. New York Observer 

 

Lust, Caution - Ang Lee, 2007 (158 mins)