Sunday, January 6, 2008

Lust, Caution short story

One of the most controversial movies last year was Ang Lee's Lust, Caution. After much hoo-ha when a PG-version was released, the distributors released a R21 version, which I'm sure has done extremely well. I saw both versions and have to say the latter is far superior, as the sex scenes are an integral part of the story, as it shows how Tony Leung's character comes to trust Mrs Mark/Wong Chia Chi. By the way, if you haven't read it, you can find Eileen Chang's original short story in Chinese here. The movie (R21 version) is still playing in cinemas, so do catch it if you haven't.

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