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During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.

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Directed by

Ang Lee

Written by

James Schamus (Screenplay)
Wang Hui-Ling (Screenplay)
Eileen Chang (Novel)

Runtime

156 minutes

Country

United States of America, Taiwan, China

Language

Mandarin

Cast

Keywords

love sex cheating lover extramarital affair shanghai resistance sexual obsession traitor secret love china resistance fighter insurgence insurrection in love with enemy war on freedom occupying power

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