Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Film Location: Ipoh for Lust, Caution

Ipoh was the one of the film locations for Lust, Caution, a movie about a group of university students who planned to kill a special agent by using an attractive young woman to seduce him into a trap.

The movie featured 2 of the biggest stars in the Far East - Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Wang Lee Hom. Academy Award winning director, Ang Lee directed the movie.

During a trip to Ipoh, our host brought us to the location where the movie was partially filmed.

Hearing that an international film maker and actors were in town, some of the Ipoh-mari fellas (translation: guys who come from Ipoh) waited at the location hoping to catch a glimpse of their idol.

They also said that Ang Lee filmed late into the night because of the many retakes in the name of perfection. I guess it's because of habits like this that won him the 2010 Best Director Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain, which btw is banned in Malaysia.

Anyway, this is where filming took place in Ipoh for Lust, Caution. Too bad the place has been demolished.

The building that used to stand here was one of the the film locations for Lust, Caution.

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