Lust, Caution

Saturday, September 29, 2007

I just watched the trailer for Ang Lee's new movie, Lust, Caution. You know, the guy who gave us Academy Award-winning films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain?? I really love films featuring China in the 1940s era and from watching the trailer, it has everything I’m looking for – amazing imagery, drama and (more superficially) inspiringly beautiful fashion, hair and makeup. Lust, Caution is in limited release now and I can’t wait to watch it!!

The film is an adaptation of a 1950 short story by the famed Chinese author Eileen Chang, said to be loosely based on an actual event that took place in 1939-1940. The story is mostly set in WWII-era Shanghai and Hong Kong. It depicts a group of Chinese students plotting to kill a powerful collaborator with the Japanese, using a young woman as a lure. Check out the trailer now.