Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lust, Caution (2007)

An American Chinese Taiwanese drama directed by Ang Lee, starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai.
A group of theater students become political spies. The young woman chosen to infiltrate the enemy's house falls in love with their target.
This was really long and mostly boring. The non-linear plot got confusing because of the length and the characters were difficult to differentiate because of the limited range of costumes. I'm not trying to be racist and say "I can't tell the chinks apart", but they were all dressed the same, acted the same and were sporting the same hairstyles. There were even two characters named Mr. Yee. The first one got killed and here comes another just like him! It was either that, the non-linear plot going back to when he was alive or they reanimated his corpse. There was one major action scene involving Mr. Yee in the house full of theater students who want him dead. The video was all really good. They accurately created Hong Kong of the 1940s with correct costumes, vehicles and by using the correct settings. The audio was good and it had good subtitles. The subs were a little fast, but accurate. The sex scenes were relatively graphic. We see everything except genitals, including some very erect female nipples. Overall, not the most coherent or interesting movie I've ever watched. I rate it o.k. for being well-made, but not holding my attention.

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