Tony Leung is one of Asia's biggest and best-loved stars. He is also one of its most versatile. In his acclaimed body of work with the mercurial film-maker Wong Kar-wai, he is as at home in the martial-arts world of Ashes of Time as in the Sixties Hong Kong of their international breakthrough, the dreamily romantic In the Mood for Love. Able to make silences speak volumes with just his melancholy eyes, Leung became the ideal avatar of Wong's impressionistic style. Now teamed with the Oscar-winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee, the actor gives one of his strongest performances in Lust, Caution, subverting the good-guy image that he cultivated with Kar-wai. However, it is probably not Leung's acting masterclass that has been pulling in the crowds in Asia.
Why movie sex is better off faking it
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Until recently, asking a friend if they'd seen the new Ang Lee movie yet might still have marked you out as something of a sophisticate, a savvy cultural voyager or possibly just a big fan of The Hulk. From now on, however, you'll need to tread more carefully - with the intensely graphic sex scenes in Lee's forthcoming Lust, Caution having already reduced most discussion of the film among critics to the single question: "So, is all that Not that Lee will tip his hand - leaving the world to judge for itself whether the feverish couplings of co-stars Tony Leung and Tang Wei are the genuine article. And yet as Lee will surely know , just the suggestion of actual sex is enough to pique the world's interest, and for the film to take its place alongside those other titles alleged to have gone that extra few inches in the name of realism. For others, the issue was easier to confirm - having chosen to appear as his own stunt man for the sex scenes in his blaxploitation opus Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song , director and star Melvin van Peebles first contracted gonorrhea, then secured compensation from the Director's Guild for having "got hurt on the job. More recently though, the trickle of such filthy curios as the infamous In the Realm of the Senses with its novel interpretation of the phrase "go to work on an egg" has become a deluge - one so pronounced it's amazing Lee's coy non-disclosure can still command such attention.
The story is set in Hong Kong in and in Shanghai in , when it was occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army and ruled by the puppet government led by Wang Jingwei. It depicts a group of Chinese university students from The University of Hong Kong who plot to assassinate a high-ranking special agent and recruiter working for the puppet government, by using one of their group, an attractive young woman, to lure him into a honey trap. The film is generally accepted to be based on the historical event of Chinese spy Zheng Pingru 's failed attempt to assassinate the Japanese collaborator Ding Mocun.
According to Hong Kong entertainment columnist Bai Lumei, Leung had originally declined to film the scene as it was not in the script he received. When the movie premiered on the big screen, Leung, who was watching the film for the first time, was said to have felt betrayed as it contained sex scenes with full frontal nudity. The columnist claimed that Leung, who was upset, had requested Ang to remove the scenes after the film premiered but to no avail.