You gotta love Ang Lee. He’s made over 12 movies in his career, and not a single one of them have been the same. Who else could go from a comic book movie to a gay love story without missing a beat? Ang Lee’s latest is “Lust, Caution”, starring Tony Leung as the target of political assassination in World War II-era Shanghai. If the trailer is any indication, this is guaranteed to be one of those sexy thrillers that will actually end up being sexy instead of just weird. The Chinese don’t exactly do “sexy” very well (if you’ve seen their “erotic” movies, you’ll notice that when people have sex in them, they then to shake like they’re having seizures), but Ang Lee is not exactly your average Chinese director.
A synopsis from Cinematical:
Lust, Caution is set in WWII Shanghai and involves a plot to assassinate an intelligence chief in the Japanese-backed Chinese government. Leung plays the intelligence chief, Chen plays his wife and Tang is a student who seduces Leung’s the character in order to set up the assassination. Focus will open the film in limited release September 28.
Trailer for Ang Lee’s “Lust, Caution”: