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PRO: A magnet for controversial subject matter, the Oscar-winning director decided to follow up 2005's Brokeback Mountain with an even more shocking film the sexually explicit WWII drama Lust, Caution. Rated NC-17, Lee refused to cut his print, instead choosing to preserve his personal vision for the film.
CON: Though free to do as he chooses in the U.S., Lee still cut nine minutes of material for the China-sanctioned version.
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