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by Kong, Bill; Lee, Ang; Zhang, Ailing; Schamus, James; Wang, Huiling; Desplat, Alexandre [cmp]; Leung, Tony Chiu Wai; Tang, Wei; Chen, Joan; Wang, Lihong; Chung, Hua Tou; Hai Sheng Film Production Company (Firm); Focus Features; Haishang Films (Firm); Mr. Yee Productions (Firm); River Road Entertainment (Firm); Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Focus Features spotlight series. Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]Edition: NC-17 film.Description: 1 videodisc (159 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: Mandarin with optional French soundtrack, and with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: $19.99 3/11/2008Other title: Se, jie.Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Zhang, Ailing -- Film and video adaptations | Assassination -- China -- Drama | Intelligence officers -- China -- Drama | Femmes fatales -- China -- Drama | Intrigue -- China -- Drama | China -- Drama | Asesinato -- China -- Teatro | Estupro -- China -- Teatro | Assassination -- China -- Drama | Spies -- China -- Drama | Femmes fatales -- China -- Drama | Intrigue -- China -- Drama | China -- Drama | War films | Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.) | Motion pictures, Chinese | Foreign films -- China | Fiction films | Feature filmsVenice Film Festival, 2007: Golden Lion (Ang Lee) ; Golden Osella (Best Cinematography - Rodrigo Prieto)Golden Horse Film Festival, 2007: Golden Horse Award - Best Actor (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) ; Best Director (Ang Lee) ; Best Film ; Best Makeup & Costume Design (Lai Pan) ; Best New Performer (Wei Tang) ; Best Original Film Score (Alexandre Desplat) ; Best Screenplay, Adapted (Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus)Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Lee-Hom Wang, Chung Hua Tou.Summary: Set against the backdrop of a transforming country, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee adapts this Eileen Chang story set in World War II-era Shanghai that details the political intrigue surrounding a powerful political figure named Mr. Yee (Tony Leung) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. Spanning the late '30s and early '40s, the movie introduces us to Hong Kong teen Wong Chia Chi (Tang Wei), a shy college freshman who finds her calling in a drama society devoted to patriotic plays. But the troupe's leader, Kuang Yu Min (Wang Leehom), isn't just a theater maven -- he's a revolutionary as well, and he's devoted to carrying out a bold plan to assassinate top Japanese collaborator Mr. Yee. Each student has an important role to play, and Wong puts herself in a dangerous position as Mrs. Mak; she befriends Mr. Yee's wife (Joan Chen), and slowly gains trust before tempting him into an affair. While at first the plan goes exactly as scripted, things suddenly take a deadly turn and Wong is emigrated from Hong Kong. Later, in 1941, the occupation shows no signs of ceasing and Wong is simply drifting through her days in Shanghai. Much to her surprise, the former actress finds Kuang requesting that she resume the role of Mrs. Mak. Now, as Wong again gains intimate access to her dangerous prey, she must struggle with her own identity in order to pull off the performance of a lifetime. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 3/11/2008

DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, single-sided, DVD-9.

Mandarin with optional French soundtrack, and with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Title from container.

Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Lee-Hom Wang, Chung Hua Tou.

Director of photography, Rodrigo Prieto ; editor, Tim Squyres ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; costume designer, Lai Pan ; production designer, Lai Pan.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.

Rating: NC17; for explicit sexuality.

Set against the backdrop of a transforming country, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal.

Special features: "Tiles of deception, lurid affections" featurette.

Venice Film Festival, 2007: Golden Lion (Ang Lee) ; Golden Osella (Best Cinematography - Rodrigo Prieto)

Golden Horse Film Festival, 2007: Golden Horse Award - Best Actor (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) ; Best Director (Ang Lee) ; Best Film ; Best Makeup & Costume Design (Lai Pan) ; Best New Performer (Wei Tang) ; Best Original Film Score (Alexandre Desplat) ; Best Screenplay, Adapted (Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus)

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