History Film / LustCaution

26th Aug '17 8:01:17 AM Cantido
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* BrokenPedestal: Wong was in love with her resistance leader for years. By the conclusion of the movie, she is disgusted with him for using her and throwing her life away with the rest.
4th Aug '17 11:05:48 PM Fireblood
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* KickTheDog: When we first see Mr. Yee, he orders an underling to finish off a prisoner he has just finished interrogating, on the grounds that the Japanese didn't specify they wanted him alive.
** It's a bit more subtle than that. Yee says "give him a quick one" implying that by killing the man now they are saving him from more torture at the hands of the Japanese, who would eventually kill him themselves. This film doesn't have KickTheDog style moral clarity.

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* KickTheDog: MercyKill: When we first see Mr. Yee, he orders an underling to finish off a prisoner he has just finished interrogating, on the grounds that the Japanese didn't specify they wanted him alive.
** It's a bit more subtle than that. Yee
alive. He says "give him a quick one" implying that by killing the man now they are saving him from more torture at the hands of the Japanese, who would eventually kill him themselves. This film doesn't have KickTheDog style moral clarity.themselves.
11th Apr '17 5:14:28 AM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: Mr. Yee and the rest of the pro-Japanese puppet regime.



* LesCollaborateurs: Mr. Yee and the rest of the pro-Japanese puppet regime.
15th Dec '16 12:52:50 AM Doug86
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The story is set during the Japanese occupation of China in WorldWarII. Mrs. Mak is ostensibly an idle housewife who enjoys {{Mahjong}} and shopping. In fact, her name is Wong Chia-chi and she's a member of a Chinese Nationalist resistance cell who has infiltrated the household of Mr. Yee, a high-ranking member of the pro-Japanese puppet regime, in order to become his mistress and draw him into a trap. But Mr. Yee is a terminally paranoid man and stays on his guard at all times.

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The story is set during the Japanese occupation of China in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Mrs. Mak is ostensibly an idle housewife who enjoys {{Mahjong}} and shopping. In fact, her name is Wong Chia-chi and she's a member of a Chinese Nationalist resistance cell who has infiltrated the household of Mr. Yee, a high-ranking member of the pro-Japanese puppet regime, in order to become his mistress and draw him into a trap. But Mr. Yee is a terminally paranoid man and stays on his guard at all times.
21st Nov '15 4:56:24 PM Fireblood
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* PlayingAgainstType: Tony Leung portrays someone completely opposite of his [[NiceGuy usual]] [[TheHero characters]].



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: the main difference between LaResistance and the Japanese oppressors seems to be that the Japanese are in power. TruthInTelevision supports it.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: the The main difference between LaResistance and the Japanese oppressors occupiers seems to be that the Japanese are in power. TruthInTelevision supports it.
2nd Apr '15 10:02:07 PM enderheisenberg
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** The in story timeline also received an additional year.



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: the main difference between LaResistance and the Japanese oppressors seems to be that the Japanese are in power.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: the main difference between LaResistance and the Japanese oppressors seems to be that the Japanese are in power. TruthInTelevision supports it.
30th Nov '14 1:19:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Lust, Caution'' (色、戒) was originally a short story by Chinese writer Eileen Chang. It was made into a movie by Creator/AngLee in 2007, starring Tang Wei and TonyLeung.

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''Lust, Caution'' (色、戒) was originally a short story by Chinese writer Eileen Chang. It was made into a movie by Creator/AngLee in 2007, starring Tang Wei and TonyLeung.
Creator/TonyLeung.
2nd Jan '14 10:36:30 PM TurkishDelight
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* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog]]: [[spoiler: The plot is given away at the last moment by Wong Chia-chi, leading to the execution of her and pretty much the whole of La Resistance outside of the cold-blooded leader. All to protect the life of the rapist thug bastard she fell in love with and who, given the state of Japan's military fortunes by the end of the movie, is living on borrowed time anyway.]]

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* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog]]: ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: The plot is given away at the last moment by Wong Chia-chi, leading to the execution of her and pretty much the whole of La Resistance outside of the cold-blooded leader. All to protect the life of the rapist thug bastard she fell in love with and who, given the state of Japan's military fortunes by the end of the movie, is living on borrowed time anyway.]]
21st Sep '13 9:57:11 AM Prfnoff
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''Lust, Caution'' (色、戒) was originally a short story by Chinese writer Eileen Chang. It was made into a movie by Ang Lee in 2007, starring Tang Wei and TonyLeung.

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''Lust, Caution'' (色、戒) was originally a short story by Chinese writer Eileen Chang. It was made into a movie by Ang Lee Creator/AngLee in 2007, starring Tang Wei and TonyLeung.
13th Aug '13 3:34:43 AM LinguaViva
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* AdaptationExpansion: The original short story picks up just before Wong's last meeting with Yee.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The original short story picks up just before Wong's last meeting with Yee. The HowWeGotHere narrative is considerably more fleshed out in the film.
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