Lust, Caution

Ang Lee’s latest work is a beautifully filmed love story hidden under the layer or revenge, dignity, patriotism, and yes, lust. The movie feels a bit dull during the backstory scenes where I felt too much explanations were going, but overall the movie is in a word, classy.
Definitely worth the admission price, though in Taipei crowds were laughing and cheering at unexpected places, where I didn’t find particularly funny – it is interesting to see how the same scene induces different reactions.
Apparently the sex scenes are not censored in Taiwan, probably paying respect to the Taiwanese director’s vision – several minutes of one of the most brutal and passionate love making scenes in movie history, I guess.