Director: Ang Lee; Release date: 4 January
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; The Hulk; Brokeback Mountain: Taiwanese director Ang Lee isn't one for getting stuck in a rut. His new film is once again quite unlike anything he's done before.
Lust, Caution takes place in China during the Second World War, but the actual events of the war are a faint backdrop to a tangle of loyalties, obsessions and pretences among a small group of the westernised middle classes. It's a psychological thriller, powered by both beautiful taut direction and compelling performances.