Lust, Caution

Se, jie | 色,戒

158 mins
8 / 10 (3825)


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.

MUBI's take

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.