Odyssey 2024 Presents: Lust, Caution 18

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This film was last shown on 9 June 2024

Please Note: Due to high demand, this screening has been moved to a bigger screen to allow for more capacity. As a result, this will now be an entirely unallocated seating screening, meaning you can sit in any seat upon arrival. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

During the World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi (Tang Wei), gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee (Tony Leung Chiu Wai).

The story is set in Hong Kong in 1938 and in Shanghai in 1942, when the city was occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army and ruled by the puppet government. A group of university students in Hong Kong plot to assassinate Mr. Yee, a high-ranking special agent and recruiter working for the puppet government, by luring him into the abyss of passion.

Presented as part of Odyssey 2024’s pre-festival programme.

The festival will take place between 9-29 September online and offline.



Ang Lee
2 hours 38 minutes
Mandarin with English Subtitles
Joan Chen, Tang Wei, Tony Leung Chiu-wai


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