Movie Nights at Mandarin Plus: Lust Caution, by Ang Lee May. 20

Posted by mandarin-plus on 14. May 2012

Lust, Caution (Chinese: 色,戒; pinyin: Sè, Jiè) is a novella by the Chinese writer Eileen Chang, first published in 1979. It is set in Shanghai, Republic of China during World War II. Reportedly, the short story "took Chang more than two decades to complete." In China, during the Japanese occupation in World War II, a young student and former actress named Wong Chia Chi has agreed to be the central figure in the assassination of a Japanese collaborator Yee. Using the alias of Mak Tai Tai (Mrs. Mak) and the fictional Mr. Mak, Chia Chi befriends Mr. Yee's wife, Yee Tai Tai, and eventually seduces her husband in order to kill him. However, she falls in love with him and just before her comrades try to kill him, she warns him. He escapes and has the whole group executed, including Wong Chia Chi. Come see this movie and feel the Chinese society. (Mandarin with English subtitles)

WHEN: May 20, Sunday, 7:00pm WHERE: Mandarin Plus Culture & Language Center COST: FREE TEL: 0086-10-5785 3361 E-mail: WEB: Address: B1-535, Sanlitun SOHO, Chaoyang District,Beijing. Direction: Enter the main entrance of Sanlitun SOHO and go downstairs. Stay out and go all the way to the south of sinking square. You will see us next to the south stairs.


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