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    Lust, Caution (Ang Lee in Person)

    Presented by at Harvard Film Archive

    October 25, 2013


    Lust, Caution (Ang Lee in Person)

    Arguably Lee’s most challenging film to date, Lust, Caution explores a dangerous game of seduction, deceit and power in Japanese-occupied China during World War II, where a young woman in the resistance seduces a wealthy collaborator in order to lure him to his assassination. But things quickly become complicated as the lines between predator and prey, love and lust blur in this adaptation of a 1979 novella by Eileen Chang, whose fusion of melodrama and the psychological complexity of modern literature profoundly influenced Hong Kong and Taiwanese cinema. As in Brokeback Mountain, the lovers in Lust, Caution are caught in a time and place that makes their passion not only dangerous but unsustainable.

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