久聞了這部電影, 昨天終於和Heather去看了李安執導的新戲–色戒. 看完之後, 套句朋友說的, 果真是一部十分耐人尋味的電影.”色戒”是由張愛玲的小說改編而成, 背景描述1930年代的中國, 處於動盪不安的抗日戰爭時期, 一群愛國的大學生決定暗殺一位汪精衛手下的特務頭目易先生(梁朝偉飾), 由一名清純的女大學生王佳芝(湯唯飾)靠近易太太(陳沖飾), 再藉此色誘易先生. 第一次行動失敗, 過了三年之後, 王佳芝回到上海又碰到當年的學生領導鄺裕民(王力宏飾), 此時鄺已加入了反抗組織, 他說服王佳芝繼續扮演麥太太的角色來接近易先生, 這次行動進行十分順利, 易和王兩人的私情火速地發展起來, 但是此時王佳芝卻發覺自己愛上這樣危險的男人, 但最後兩人面臨的終究是不能承受的結局.
整部片給人感覺步調很慢, 台詞不多, 拍的手法十分細膩, 真不虧是李安的電影, 只靠演員的一舉一動及眼神就能夠了解角色內心的複雜情緒. 梁朝偉真不虧是影帝, 扮演任何角色都那麼有說服力, 尤其他在這部片演的是和從前大不相同的危險黑暗人物, 還是照樣能夠讓觀眾心服.
這部片最令人拍案叫好的便是女主角湯唯, 雖然是個新人, 挑起大綱卻一點也不遜色, 她把王佳芝內心複雜痛苦的情緒充分表現出來, 雖然她本人的臉部表情不多, 但光靠她的眼神就能夠讀到她內心的痛苦掙扎. 她的清麗古典外表, 飾演清純的女大學生及妖媚的富家太太都具有十足的說服力.
至於媒體關注的激情場面, 還真的十分逼真, 讓人懷疑他們是否假戲真做, 怪不得劉嘉玲看了”色戒”會臉色鐵青地走出戲院. 很佩服那些演員敬業的精神, 為了電影犧牲這麼大. 不過性愛場面在這部電影裡算是關鍵戲, 兩個演員把內心的陰暗, 愛恨交織的感情充分地在這些場景顯現出來. 看完後不會令人情欲高漲, 反而會有種不能呼吸的緊張感.
很直得一看的電影, 不算是大眾化的電影, 但是將來會被影迷們不斷地拿出來討論的好片.
After hearing all the buzz about this recent Ang Lee’s move, “Lust, Cautious”, I finally went to watch it last night with Heather. After watching the film, it is just like my friend had said: a very “thought-provoking” movie.
“Lust, Cautious” was adapted from a short story written by famous Chinese writer Eileen Chang. The story depicts about World War II Japanese occupied Chinese societies in the 1930s. A group of patriotic students carried out an assasination plan to kill a top Japanese collaborator, Mr. Yee (played by Tony Leung). A young naive college girl, Wang Jiazhi (played by Tang Wei) played a rich wife Mrs. Mak to get close to Mrs. Yee (played by Joan Chen), then seduce Mr. Yee into an affair. They failed the first time around. After 3 years, Wang ran into the student leader Kuant Yuming (played by Taiwanese pop idol Leehom Wang). Kuang had joined a rebel organization and convinced her to picked up her old role as Mrs. Mak again. This time, Wang successfully seduced Mr. Yee into her bed. However, as the two drawn closer together, Wang found herself pushed to the limit under intense psychological pressure and facing an ending that leads to nowhere.
The pace of the entire movie is pretty slow. There isn’t too many dialogues. As a typical Ang Lee’s movie, the details tells the story. You can tell the characters’ emotions and struggles just by observing their moves and looks. Tony Leung is superb as usual in this movie. He portrayed a character that is very different from his past roles. Mr. Yee is someone who’s very dark and dangerous. Tony Leung gave a convincing performance with his character.
The leading lady is probably the key role that connects the entire plot in this movie. As a newbie actress, Tang Wei gave a Oscar worthy performance. She has a classy innocent look that convince people when she played a young innocent college girl. But she also has a seductive look that transformed herself into a beautiful seductress. Throughout the movie, Tang did not have too many facial expression, but the way she looks at people and her body language shows enough of her inner pain and struggles.
As for the famous sex scenes, I thought those scenes look very real. I wonder if they were really doing it. Those actors are really admirable. They both sacrificed a lot for this movie. Sex scenes in this movie are major scenes that connects the story together. Both of the actors portrayed their love-and-hate feelings and their dark dangerous sides vividly through their interconnected limbs. After watching these scenes, you won’t feel aroused, but would actually feel tensed and unable to breath.
“Lust, Cautious” is definitely a remarakble film. It’s not going to be a popular movie filled with lots of action. But it would be a film that would be discussed for many years to come.