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Ang Lee on the Making of 'Lust, Caution'

Tony Leung and Tang Wei in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution. (2007)

Tony Leung and Tang Wei in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution. (2007)

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2007 - In a candid program here at the Asia Society, Ang Lee shared insights into his erotic espionage thriller Lust, Caution, winner of Best Film at the Chinese-language Golden Horse Awards as well as at this year's Venice Film Festival.

Interviewed by Asia Society's La Frances Hui, Ang Lee and lead actress Tang Wei discussed the role of sex in the film, the characters' motivations, differences in how Asian and American audiences respond to the film (and why they might respond that way), and the cutting of the sex scenes in China.

The Academy Award-winning director of Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon delved into all of this and more in a presentation intercut with scenes from the film and the making of the film, with additional interviews with lead actor and Asian cinema icon Tony Leung, and Tang Wei.

Lust, Caution also won the Golden Horse awards for best actor, best new performer, best makeup and costume design, best score, and screenplay adaptation.

Ang Lee discusses Lust, Caution at Asia Society New York on Nov. 4, 2007 (5 min., 15 sec.)