A trailer for Ang Lee‘s Lust Caution (Focus Features, 9.28), a World War II espionage thriller featuring tasteful hot nude scenes featuring Chinese film star Tang Wei. The Focus copywriter says that Tony Leung (In the Mood for Love) plays Mr. Yee, “a powerful political figure in 1940s Shanghai.” with whom Tang Wei “gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue.”
What the copywriter meant to say is that she does a Mata Hari on the guy, having an affair with him as part of a plan to either get information or set him up for a hit….or both. And that things get a little complicated by the fact that she falls in love with him. Ang Lee is a great cinematic painter and we all know it’s the singer not the song, but my God this could be the plot of a Sydney Sheldon novel.