Lust, caution

Lust, caution

DVD - 2008 | Chinese
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Set against the backdrop of a transforming country, a young woman 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 of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: NC-17 film
Branch Call Number: LUST CAUTION CHINESE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (159 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Uniform Title: Se, jie

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This is a most excellent film. The love scenes are intense, thus gratifying. The plot twists give off a feel of realism. Altogether satisfying, one of the best films in KCLS's collection.

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pnaduy
Apr 15, 2015

Wong Chia Chi was a young student and a member of an organization of patriotic students in Shanghai during World War II. She was assigned to murder Yee who worked for the Japanese occupational government was a famous detective. Yee kidnaped, examined and killed a lot of patriotic people. It was a very important and quite dangerous task. At first, Wong Chia Chi tried to approach Yee through making friend with Yee’s wife. The tight battles of wits and doubts happened constantly in relationship between Wong Chia Chi and Yee. Their relationship became warmer and warmer with a lot of secret dating, of course, it could not lack of making love scenes passionately. Wong Chia Chi made Yee fell in love with her perfectly. Unfortunately, at the good time when Wong Chia Chi had to murder Yee, she realized that she felt in love with him. Thus, she informed Yee so that he escaped. At the result, she and her teammates were arrested and rifled. She really paid a high price for her love. But It seemed she did not regret.

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Nursebob
Dec 20, 2014

Engaging period piece set in southern China during the Japanese occupation. This story of a group of would-be resistance fighters using one of their own members as a femme fatale to lure a leading Chinese collaborationist into a trap borrows elements from both film noir and the American war movies of the 40’s. Its heavy on atmosphere with lots of shadows and dark pastels against beautifully rendered backdrops of old Hong Kong and Shanghai. Unfortunately its light on characterization that served to distance the audience and rendered the “incendiary” sex scenes strangely flat and unconvincing. At 158 minutes it takes it’s time building to a conclusion full of quiet despair and emptiness. Perhaps a bit ponderous at times but I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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KPeddleLibraryID
Mar 08, 2014

Sex was sometimes overpowering in a story about despair in a world deprived of personal honor, and the lengths one will go to rise above. A difficult choice at the end showed that tension so well.

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teaforme
Dec 29, 2012

Very explicit sex/rape scene - just a warning - but very well done film IMHO

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66BENN
Aug 06, 2012

Lust, Caution is great and very sexy. I picked it up based on this list: http://www.filmsite.org/sexiestfilms.html I had already watched most of these titles, but just wanted to round it out. Some are not available anywhere, including Netflix or Blockbuster. Sexual dynamics mixed with political intrigue and some amazing scenes makes for a very entertaining film (not movie) experience.

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elibr
Feb 14, 2012

amazing, gripping movie! I agree with Stu, 2295000000 must be reliving some negative past experience he/she has had wrt sexual intimacy and women, generalized. Anyways it was the HugePinkDiamond that made the Female Main Character do it, not the MysticallyTransportingSex (heh heh, just kidding). If one really thinks about it, 1. she ends up not Betraying anyone, and 2. she wouldn't have come out on top (so to speak, no fun intended) regardless. Oh and P.S. to 229.... : one's "best friends" do not require one to prostitute oneself.

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22950006357453
Apr 23, 2011

goes to show if you know how to get to a woman in bed she will betray anyone and anything for you; her best friends, her principles, even the sense of who she is , she will be yours compleatly.

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allix5
Mar 14, 2011

chick flick but beautifully done.

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JohnFDavidson
Aug 10, 2010

A very good movie, but very strong sex that might offend some. It paints a picture of treachery. The special feature--listening to director Ang Lee will make it more understandable.

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pnaduy
Apr 15, 2015

pnaduy thinks this title is suitable for 25 years and over

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teaforme
Dec 29, 2012

teaforme thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Nabiki Aug 29, 2010

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Nabiki Aug 29, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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