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Lust, Caution No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.


Lust, Caution
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Year: 2007
 157 minutes (2 hrs 37 mins)
Italy release date Italy release: 30th August 2007
UK release date UK release: 4th January 2008
 BBFC Age Rating:  18 age rating
US release date US release: 26th October 2007
MPAA Age Rating: Lust, Caution R age rating 
Global total gross
  $67.1 Million
Ang Lee
Tang Wei
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
Mr. Yee
Tang Wei
Wong Chia Chi / Mrs. Mak
Joan Chen
Mrs. Yee
Leehom Wang
Kuang Yu Min
Tsung-Hua Tou
Old Wu
Zhi-Ying Zhu
Lai Shu Jin
Ying-Hsuan Kao
Huang Lei
Lawrence Ko
Liang Jun Sheng
Johnson Yuen
Auyang Ling Wen / Mr. Mak
Kar Lok Chin
Yan Su
Mrs. Ma
Saifei He
Mrs. Hsiao
Ruhui Song
Wang's Aunt
Hui-Ling Wang
Mrs. Liao
Jie Liu
Mrs. Leung
Anupam Kher
Khalid Saiduddin
Akiko Takeshita
Japanese Tavern Boss Lady
Hayato Fujiki
Japanese Colonel Sato
Seto Masumi
Geisha in Japanese Tavern
Noriko Kohyama
Musician in Japanese Tavern
Yu-Lai Cheng
HKU Theater Audience (Female)
Shi Hong
Woman at Police Line
Deng Wei
Prostitute in Brothel
Lisa Lu
Mahjong partner of Aunt
Li Dou
Old Man at Bookstore
Shayam Pathak
Jewelry Shopkeeper
Zhang-Ping Gu
Hong Kong Tailor
Bo-Wen Gao
Male Ping-Tan Singer
Yu Qun
Female Ping-Tan Singer
Yat-Tung Lau
HKU Theater Audience
Jacob J Ziacan
Western Student
Yuji Kojima
Japanese Commander Taicho
Mizogomi Yoko
Japanese Teacher
Minamikata Fumika
Japanese Tavern Waitress
Anys Fatnassi
New Kiessling Cafe Waiter
Ya Jun Tang
Tricycle Cab Waiter
Lin Wang
Mrs. Liao