Dienstag, 3. Februar 2009

Dangerous Love

Here comes another movie about China, another film with Tony Leung, and introducing the adorable Tang Wei. This time it is Ang Lee's "Lust & Caution", a dark romance in Shanghai of the late 1930's.
A film about opening up and the danger of falling in love, about ideals and what violence does to the soul, a film about trust and betrayal. It's based on a novel by Eileen Chang (1920-1995), a wonderful writer with a deep feeling for human psychology.

And again: the costumes... It's settled in China which was turning into a modern, western kind of society. Eileen Chang wrote an interesting article on this subject called "Chinese Life And Fashions" (1943). So everybody is wearing a mixture of chinese and western style clothes. Beautiful embroidered fabrics in a 30's style cut, little european hats and clutches go along with chinese jewelry: a great costume-work.

1 Kommentar:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Die Filme sind super!! Habe sie alle gesehen. Selten, dass man so intensive romantische Gefühle als Film serviert bekommt.
Ich mag deinen Blog! Bin aber leider nicht bei Google oder so.
Gruß, Anja aus Berlin