Thursday, 8 November 2007

Se Jie (Lust, Caution)

Lots of critics have disparaged this movie. They say it's too long, too slow, and too shallow. Etc. Etc. I for one, think it's one of the finest. The story is slow because it builds the tension. The sex scenes are intense and realistic. I blushed when Tony Leung "raped" the lead character. He was intense, fiery, and very cold at the same time. During the first sex scene, which was over an hour into the film, I felt extremely uncomfortable sitting there with Sam. the rest of the moviegoers were of an older age group. The cinematography was fantastic and Shanghai was recreated in great detail.

This movie is for those who like slow, intense films. It reminds me a lot of Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood For Love except the sex scenes were really INTENSE.

For those of you who didn't like it, you're in good company. Sam didn't as well. I won't hold it against you.



What I want to see next are:
the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's Atonement


and

the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men

3 comments:

Bryan Anthony the First said...

there aint no cinemas in PNG, so wait ko nalang DVD

musta naman jan??

Q The Conqueror said...

I watched it yesterday... and I gotta ask, was it perverted that I got turned on by some of the sex scenes? LOL.

Sex aside, the movie was absolutely fantastic and very very intense, so much so that after the movie, all we could do was talk about it for hours. :)

John Halcyon von Rothschild said...

@bryan- too bad. it's such a great movie. i've been very busy.

@q- i was turned on myself. lol. passion is universal.