Director : Ang Lee
Release Date : 24 September 2007 (Taiwan)
Genre : Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Cast : : , Tony Leung Chiu Wai as Mr. Yee , Wei Tang as Wong Chia Chi / Mak Tai Tai , Joan Chen as Yee Tai Tai , Lee-Hom Wang as Kuang Yu Min , Chung Hua Tou as Old Wu , Chih-ying Chu as Lai Shu Jin , Ying-hsien Kao as Huang Lei , Yue-Lin Ko as Liang Jun Sheng , Johnson Yuen as Auyang Ling Wen / Mr. Mak , Kar Lok Chin as Tsao , Yan Su as Ma Tai Tai , Saifei He as Hsiao Tai Tai , Ruhui Song as Wang's Aunt , Anupam Kher as Khalid Saiduddin , Jie Liu as Leung Tai Tai
Plot : An espionage thriller group inside WWII-era Shanghai, inside which a immature woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept conscious inside a hazardous competition of psychological intrigue in addition to a dominant dogmatic figure, Mr. Yee.
Run Time : 157 min | 148 min (edited version)
Country : USA | China | Taiwan | Hong Kong
MPAA : Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexuality; Rated R for strong sexual content and a scene of brutal violence (edited version).
Language : Mandarin | Japanese | English | Hindi | Shanghainese | Cantonese
Filming Locations : Hong Kong, China
Company : Hai Sheng Film Production Company
Trivia : The Taiwanese Government Information Office (GIO) awarded the Taiwan-born director Ang Lee also his Haishang Films bureau each as well as NT$10 million (US$303,000) on 25 September 2007. This is since Lee’s coming first of the Golden Lion outdo be grateful for at the 2007 Venice Festival. Lee, however, donated the change to back up junior directors also artists to variety other exceptional films.
Goofs : Continuity: The account ends and Mr. Yee plus Wong reading the ring without problems following the mahjong contest fancy the likelihood scene. During this contest one in every of the women folk mentions a ring and a gemstone for giant for an egg. While preferring the gem for the cause that the ring formerly inside the account Wong refers to this commentary which it sounds as if eliminates neighborhood soon inside the story.
Tag Lines : To kill the enemy, she would have to capture his heart….and break her own.
The Trap is Set.
Plot Summary : Frustrated inside his seeks to assassinate Yee, who is an indispensable official inside Japanese-ruled Shanghai, Old Wu, who has ignored his better half with two sons also two mature men who skilled tried to seduce Yee, nowadays workers Kuang, Mai Tai Tai, with their troupe of drama students delight in Hong Kong University inside moreover an added decide to do in abundant places also Yee. Mai Tai Tai is chosen to befriend Yee, which she accomplishes by inquiring because the better half of Mak, befriending Yee’s better half with her opposite sex friends, with at that time in the end befriending Yee himself. Even even though both find together, they do finally full up surging esoteric ways, solitary to converge another time four life later. This stretch Mai is ready to entrap Yee at Chandni Chowk Jewellers which is owned by an East Indian grown-up discerned Khalid Saiduddin. The study accomplishes remain: Will she with her troupe succeed?
Shanghai, 1942. The World War II Japanese vocation of this Chinese city continues inside force. Mrs. Mak, a grown woman of goodliness as at any rate as means, walks into a café, sites a call, as at any rate as after that sits as at any rate as waits. She remembers how her account come into being quite a lot of days earlier, inside 1938 China. She is not inside detail Mrs. Mak, nonetheless shy Wong Chia Chi. With WWII underway, Wong has been vanished in the back of by her father, who has escaped to England. As a freshman at university, she meets beau student Kuang Yu Min. Kuang has commenced a drama area to sea coast wide awake patriotism. As stage troupe’s brand new leading lady, Wong understands that she has treated her calling, able to converted as at any rate as excite listeners as at any rate as Kuang. He convenes a important collection of students to keep out a drastic as at any rate as ambitious conceive to assassinate a eclipse Japanese collaborator, Mr. Yee. Each student has a zone to play; Wong will engagement Mrs. Mak, who will benefit Yees’ agree with by befriending his helpmate as at any rate as after that exert a pluck on the mature woman into an affair. Wong transforms herself altogether indoor as at any rate as out, as at any rate as the scenario earnings for scripted pending an swiftly damaging wind spurs her to flee. Shanghai, 1941. With no finalize inside zero in on because the occupation, Wong motivating emigrated take pleasurable in Hong Kong perform prepared the motions of her existence. Much to her surprise, Kuang re-enters her life. Now allowance of the plotted out resistance, he enlists her to over again transform Mrs. Mak inside a revival of the organization to eradicate Yee, who for stamp of the collaborationist classified provision has transform yet several a chief allowance of the puppet government. As Wong reprises her previously role, as at any rate as is attracted forever closer to her risky prey, she finds her especially identity individual pushed to the limit…
During the World War II, inside the Japanese-occupied Shanghai a students drama troupe arrange to exterminate a Japanese-supported official, Mr. Yee. For the job, the shy missy save for the leading grown man of the group, who has the electrical energy to convulse the audience, Wong Chia Chi, is chosen. But she is eager because the principal of the troupe Kuang Yu Min. She has to troth disguised because Mrs. Mak plus has to earn the believe of Mrs. Yee. Then anything she seasoned to do is to find into the mind of Mr. Yee.
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