Gefahr und Begierde (2007)

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Gefahr und Begierde: Directed by Ang Lee. With Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tang Wei, Joan Chen, Leehom Wang. 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.

“When I saw LUST CAUTION yesterday I wasnu0026#39;t sure what to think. There were moments of transcendence and many others of what, at the time, seemed like tedium. I was frustrated that I couldnu0026#39;t decide if this was a masterpiece right away as I was with BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, THE ICE STORM, and CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON. When I woke up this morning I couldnu0026#39;t stop thinking about it. It has haunted me all day and I want to see it again. Perhaps my expectations were so high that I had trouble appreciating what I was watching. More than likely I was anticipating the already notorious sex scenes. In any case LUST CAUTION is another masterpiece by Ang Lee that may take time for some to appreciate it. Years to come it will be studied and watched compulsively. It will strike debate among cinephiles of its worth. Most importantly it will be a film to be treasured, perhaps not by many, but by a very enlightened few.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDuring the sex scenes I was holding my breath. Leeu0026#39;s slow burn toward these instant classic scenes was like foreplay leading to an explosive climax. Leeu0026#39;s themes of repression and double lives continue in LUST CAUTION. I look forward to savoring and arguing about this film for years to comes.”


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