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Lust, Caution 2007

a.k.a. "Se, jie"

During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee...

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Of all Ang Lee's amazing films, this is my favorite. Richly nuanced story about a young Chinese university student who becomes a secret agent for the Chinese resistance fighters during the Japanese occupation of China in the 1940's. Torn between love and loyalty, leading a double life, she finds herself deep in a game of intrigue that has no winning hand, a theme highlighted by Lee's symbolic use of the tile game Majhong in key scenes interspered throughout the film.
Note that the original cut of the film has 3 very graphic and somewhat violent sex scenes (NC-17), so it is not appropriate for young audiences.
Winner of 3 Oscars; in Chinese with English subs. 10/10
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