Se, jie

Synopsis: Lust, Caution is the daring new film from acclaimed Academy Award winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Set against the backdrop of a transforming country, a young women finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game that will ultimately determine her fate. Erotic, breathtaking and suspenseful, this award winning film is being called “exquisitely beautiful” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) and “lushly sensual” (Leah Rozen, People)
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Se, jie 8.5

An exceptional drama, set in China during the Second World War. The acting is flawless, the characters are imbued with life, and it’s especially impressive given that two of the leads were newcomers. Ang Lee struck gold with this one.

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