Tony Chiu-Wai Leung and Tang Wei in Lust, Caution (2007)
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung and Tang Wei in Lust, Caution (2007)
Lust, Caution (2007)

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Lust, Caution

Ang Lee | United States, China, Taiwan | 2007 | R18+
Film

Lee’s follow-up to the wildly successful Brokeback Mountain, an adaptation of the 1979 novella by Eileen Chang, sparked a whirlwind of controversy upon release for its uncompromisingly graphic depictions of sex and sexual violence. Overshadowed was the film’s identity as a compelling and provocative espionage drama – with a Hitchcockian flair – which blurs boundaries between truth and lies, authenticity and performance, and hinges on stunningly modulated acting by Leung and Tang Wei. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. With Joan Chen.

Format: DCP
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Source: Universal
Duration: 157 mins

When

Duration

157 mins

Rating

R18+

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Also screening on Wed 29 March

About the program

Quiet and introspective as a child and outcast by his parents’ separation, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (1962–) never aspired to much. In 1982, whilst working as an appliance salesman, Leung was encouraged to take up acting by his childhood friend, Stephen Chow...

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Tony Leung Chiu-Wai under an umbrella in Lust, Caution (2007)

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