Set against the backdrop of a transforming country, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game that will determine her fate.
Nearly a decade after Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and following the worldwide success of Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee won a rare second (and consecutive!) Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for period film Lust, Caution: an ambitiously conceived, pristinely realised political thriller.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States