The title does not lie: Beware, viewer, semi-graphic sex awaits! Yet there’s so much more to Ang Lee’s Chinese-language follow-up to Brokeback Mountain than the vigorous rutting that drew attention upon its release. In an astounding breakout performance, Tang Wei plays a Chinese World War II student revolutionary who — like Ingrid Bergman in Notorious — must use her body to get close to an enemy (Leung). While lacking Brokeback’s tenderness, Lust, Caution conveys the melancholy of a love that cannot survive. EXTRAS A boilerplate featurette, full of ”Everyone’s so talented”-type platitudes. B
Genre: Foreign Language, Romance, Drama; Starring: Joan Chen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai; Director: Ang Lee; Author: Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus; Release Date Limited: 09/28/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 158; MPAA Rating: NC-17; Distributor: Focus Features
Posted February 29 2008 — 12:00 AM EST
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