(Hong Kong). Tsui Hark’s (Seven Swords) latest film is receiving a lot of pre-release buzz because of the groundbreaking underwater filming technology employed, as well as the location where the movie is filmed (at Japan’s Yonaguni Island where mysterious megalithic structures were found in 1986). But that’s all there is to this disappointing outing by one of Hong Kong’s more illustrious film-makers.
Never mind all the brouhaha that went on about the shortened version of Brokeback Mountain's Ang Lee’s Golden Lion-winning film at the Venice Film Festival. Lust, Caution is still a compelling espionage thriller.