10 Films That Won the Highest Honour at Venice International Film Festival

To start, 2007: Lust, Caution (Sè, Jiè) by Ang Lee

Lust, Caution

The second win for Ang Lee (first being Brokeback Mountain in 2005), Lust, Caution is an espionage thriller that takes place mostly in Hong Kong and Shanghai at the time of the Second Sino-Japanese War when the Japanese occupied Shanghai. At the center of the film is an attractive young woman who is plotted by the sides of a “high-ranking special agent and recruiter of the puppet government” for assassination.

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