Taiwanese director Ang Lee’s sexually explicit spy thriller “Lust, Caution” won Golden Lion award for best film of the 64th Venice International Film Festival at Venice Lido on Sept. 8, 2007. This is his second award after he won with “Brokeback Mountain” two years ago.


The film is a World War Two thriller set in Shanghai, centers on a group of revolutionary students bent on killing a powerful political figure who collaborates with occupying forces during the Sino-Japanese war.


Asia’s biggest screen star Tony Leung and first-time actress Tang Wei stripped naked to perform explicit sex scenes in “Lust, Caution” were a major talking point in Venice; Ang Lee also hinted that they were real.