- USA/China/Taiwan/Hong Kong
- 158 min
- Directed by: Ang Lee
- Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joen Chen, Lee-Hom Wang
Lee's newest outing is an espionage thriller. In WWII Shanghai, Wong Chia Chi (Wei Tang), under the tutelage of Kuang Yu Min (Lee-Hom Wang), goes undercover to ferret out Japanese collaborator Mr Yee (Leung). Lushly designed and full of excellent performances this is the kind of compelling and mature filmmaking that lee has made his own. Recommended.
Reviews & features
Lust, Caution4 Jan 2008
THRILLER/WAR/ROMANCE (18) 158min Just as he did with his Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee has plundered a novella to make his first film in Mandarin since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000. Eileen Chan’s largely autobiographical…
Profile - James Schamus4 Jan 2008
Name James Schamus Born 7 September 1959, Detroit, Michigan, US. Background Almost uniquely in American filmmaking, Schamus is both an Oscar-nominated writer/producer and a movie executive. In 1991 he co-founded the production outfit Good…
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