To kill the enemy, she would have to capture his heart....and break her own.
Set during and after the Second World War, when Japan occupied China. A group of radicals set out to kill Chinese who collaborated with the Japanese. One young women is tasked with trapping a prominent official. Her route is to first seduce him, and then lead him into a trap. Along the way, however, she falls in love with him, putting her in a difficult position. Note the age restriction, the film features full nudity and erotic sex. In Mandarin, Japanese, English, Hindi, Shanghainese and Cantonese languages with English subtitles.
155 minutes, No persons under 18 (Sex, Nudity, Violence)
Drama, Romance, Thriller, War, On the art circuit
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Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Lee-Hom Wang, Chung Hua Tou, Chih-ying Chu, Ying-hsien Kao
|Screenplay||James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang, Eileen Chang|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Hai Sheng Film Production Company, Focus Features, Haishang Films, Mr. Yee Productions, RIver Road Entertainment, Sil-Metropole Organisation|
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Trailer: Medium | Scroll down for embedded trailer
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Genre||Drama, thriller, erotica|
|Nudity||Explicit back and frontal nudity in sexual context|
|Sex||Explicit sex and sexual conduct, sexualised violence|
|Violence||Strong, graphic violence including rape|
|Prejudice||Racial prejudice against Japanese occupiers, infrequent, in context|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarDiane de Beer||5|
|Die BurgerJacques Liebenberg||15|
|Cape TimesKenneth Turan||10|
|BBC (UK)Paul Adrendt ||15|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||15|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson||15|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli ||18|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers ||18|
|Average .. 69%||14|
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