Director, Ang Lee
Fantastic movie! I ordered it from my mom's netflix account because I've been wanting to see it. I had no idea it was rated NC-17, lol. She told me to watch it first to tell her if she would like it :P I may just have her order the R version if she wants to see it. I dont' imagine she would like the graphic sex scenes. Other than that, I thought that it was a fantastic film, definitely high quality which is a shame that I'm sure people will pass it up because of the higher rating.
I really enjoyed the entire story line. I love seeing WWII era Shanghai and Hong Kong, aside from the depressing occupation part. I just find all the movies that are about that time so interesting. I definitely recommend the movie, even if you get the R version and skip the graphic bits, it is still a great movie and great story.
It's been a long time since I've watched a Chinese film and just hearing the language at the very beginning made me miss China so much and really made me want to get back into the language. Ah, so sad.
Anyway, the ending was typical Chinese. Very sad :(