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The Tender Trap of Espionage

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The Tender Trap of Espionage

Release Date: May 10, 1960

Year    :   1960
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Genres    :   Thriller
Production Companies    :   Far East, Swank Motion Picture Co., Ltd.
Director    :   Lo Wei
Producers    :   Wang Chengfang
Writers    :   Chang Cheh
RunTime    :   100 mins.

Spy films had always been popular in Chinese-language cinema, with stories set mostly in WWII or the warlord era. The Tender Trap of Espionage, made two years before Dr. No (1962) which kickstarted the Bond film craze, is a story of intrigue between spies and counterspies within the Japanese Occupation force. The film was shot in Taiwan, offering unique visages, with cat-and-mouse mind games set in motion against trust, betrayal and seduction. Based on the British film The Two-Headed Spy (1958), future action maestro Chang Cheh wrote the script while husband-and-wife team Lo Wei and Lau Leung-wah star together as agents, with Lo doubling as director.


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