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1. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

PG | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.6
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45 Metascore

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Writers: Don Payne, Mark Frost, John Turman, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

2. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Writers: Michael Frost Beckner, David Arata | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

3. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Writers: Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson | Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

4. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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70 Metascore

This film tells the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910). Huo Yuanjia was the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Writers: Chris Chow, Chi-long To | Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Shidô Nakamura, Betty Sun, Yong Dong

5. Lust, Caution (2007)

NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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61 Metascore

During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.

Writers: Eileen Chang, James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Leehom Wang

6. The Andromeda Strain (2008 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder

7. The Chinese Connection (1972)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Writer: Wei Lo | Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

8. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance, Mystery

7.8
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Writers: Don McKellar, François Girard | Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

9. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

6.3
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49 Metascore

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Chan, Chi-Sing Cheung, Koon-nam Lui, Frankie Tam | Director: Wai-keung Lau | Stars: Donnie Yen, Alex Ahlstrom, Qi Shu, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang

10. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Writers: Sherwood King, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

11. Shanghai (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.

Writer: Hossein Amini | Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Li Gong, Yun-Fat Chow, David Morse

12. Code 46 (2003)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.3
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57 Metascore

A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Om Puri, Togo Igawa

13. The White Countess (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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60 Metascore

Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.

Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave

14. The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and... See full summary »

Writers: Richard McKenna, Robert Anderson | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard Crenna

15. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, ... See full summary »

Writers: Sei Shonagon, Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

16. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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65 Metascore

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Writer: Alice Wu | Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

17. Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.2
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49 Metascore

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Writers: Billy Shebar, Shi-Zheng Chen | Director: Shi-Zheng Chen | Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi, Aidan Quinn

18. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 100 min | Documentary

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

19. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a ... See full summary »

Writers: Arnaud d'Usseau, Julian Zimet | Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas, Alberto de Mendoza

20. Dangerous Liaisons (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.8
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59 Metascore

In Shanghai, an aging socialite's infatuation with her ex-boyfriend manifests itself as a risky game, where her former lover agrees to seduce, then abandon a naive young woman.

Writers: Choderlos de Laclos, Geling Yan | Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Cecilia Cheung, Dong-gun Jang, Ziyi Zhang, Shawn Dou

21. Shanghai Kiss (2007)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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An Asian-American actor, living in Los Angeles, is forced to reconsider his roots as well as the possibilities afforded him by his present situation after suddenly inheriting his grandmother's home in Shanghai.

Writer: David Ren | Directors: Kern Konwiser, David Ren | Stars: Ken Leung, Hayden Panettiere, Kelly Hu, Joel David Moore

22. Shanghai Surprise (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

2.9
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Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic... See full summary »

Writers: John Kohn, Robert Bentley, Tony Kenrick | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths

23. The Founding of a Republic (2009)

138 min | Drama, History

5.1
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Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Writers: Baoguang Chen, Xingdong Wang | Directors: Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang | Stars: Guoqiang Tang, Guoli Zhang, Qing Xu, Jin Liu

24. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy ... See full summary »

Writers: Josef von Sternberg, Geza Herczeg, Jules Furthman, John Colton | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson

25. Three Times (2005)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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80 Metascore

Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.

Writers: T'ien-wen Chu, Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Fang Mei, Shu-Chen Liao

26. Saps at Sea (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy

7.1
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Oliver suffers a nervous breakdown as a result of working in a horn factory, but when he follows doctor's orders about sea air, he finds an ex-con is aboard.

Writers: Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, Gilbert Pratt, Harry Langdon | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Ben Turpin

27. South Sea Woman (1953)

Approved | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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AWOL marine Sgt. Jim O'Hearn is court-martialed for a variety of offenses that carry 143 years in the stockade or the death penalty but refuses to aid in his own defense.

Writers: Edwin Blum, Earl Baldwin, Stanley Shapiro, William Rankin | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Chuck Connors, Arthur Shields

28. Suzhou River (2000)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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76 Metascore

The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Ye Lou | Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Xun Zhou, Hongshen Jia, Zhongkai Hua, Anlian Yao

29. Shanghai Express (1932)

Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three... See full summary »

Writers: Jules Furthman, Harry Hervey | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland

30. Smile (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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47 Metascore

High school student Katie signs up for a trip to China, where she meets Lin, who has a facial deformity that discourages her from ever showing her face, but her friendship with Katie helps her start to see life in a new way.

Writer: Jeffrey Kramer | Director: Jeffrey Kramer | Stars: Mika Boorem, Yi Ding, Sean Astin, Luoyong Wang

31. Tiny Times 2.0 (2013)

Drama, Romance

3.4
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40 Metascore

Set four years after the first movie, Lin Xiao, Lily, Nan Xiang, and Ruby, confront opportunities and challenges as their school days come to an end.

Writer: Jinming Guo | Director: Jinming Guo | Stars: Mi Yang, Amber Kuo, Zhendong Ke, Rhydian Vaughan

32. Temptress Moon (1996)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Not far from Shanghai, in a country twon stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older ... See full summary »

Writers: Kaige Chen, Kei Shu, Anyi Wang | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Li Gong, Kevin Lin, Saifei He

33. Shanghai Baby (2007)

120 min | Drama

4.7
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In rain-drenched Berlin, the passionate, life-loving young writer Coco seeks the closing chapter of her novel, which begins in the turbulent city of Shanghai at the outset of the 21st ... See full summary »

Writers: Wei Hui Zhou, Martin Hennig, Berengar Pfahl, Margaret Hennig | Director: Berengar Pfahl | Stars: Bai Ling, Luke Goss, Gregory Wong, Seiko Matsuda

34. Purple Butterfly (2003)

R | 127 min | Drama, History, War

5.9
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68 Metascore

Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a ... See full summary »

Writer: Ye Lou | Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Tôru Nakamura, Ye Liu, Yuanzheng Feng

35. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Writers: Grace Zaring Stone, Edward E. Paramore Jr. | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori, Walter Connolly

36. I Wish I Knew (2010)

125 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Focuses on the people, their stories and architecture spanning from the mid-1800s, when Shanghai was opened as a trading port, to the present day.

Writer: Zhangke Jia | Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Yindi Cao, Hsin-i Chang, Dan-qing Chen, Mei-Ru Du

37. Chung Kuo - Cina (1972)

207 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary on China, concentrating mainly on the faces of the people, filmed in the areas they were allowed to visit. The 220 minute version consists of three parts. The first part, ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrea Barbato | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Star: Giuseppe Rinaldi

38. Shanghai Triad (1995)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.

Writers: Bi Feiyu, Li Xiao | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Baotian Li, Wang Xiaoxiao, Xuejian Li

39. God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai (1991)

116 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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This film focuses on the disciple of the God of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho, also known as the "Saint of Gamblers". A group of people with telekinetic powers matching his attack him and his ... See full summary »

Writers: Jing Wong, Jeffrey Lau, Corey Yuen, See-Yuen Ng | Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Stephen Chow, Li Gong, Ray Lui, Man Tat Ng

40. Totality (1999)

Documentary, Music

8.2
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A unique look at total eclipses, capturing the experience within the scenery of a wide range of settings around the planet, from ancient ruins to city skylines. Totality is constantly ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Mallery

41. Boxer from Shantung (1972)

Unrated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique.

Writers: Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni | Directors: Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Li Ching, David Chiang, Mario Milano

42. Canaan (2009– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

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Stars: Shelley Calene-Black, Hilary Haag, Miyuki Sawashiro, Maaya Sakamoto

43. Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.

Writers: Edward T. Lowe Jr., Gerard Fairlie, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: James Tinling | Stars: Warner Oland, Irene Hervey, Jon Hall, Russell Hicks

44. Shanghai Affairs (1998)

90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A Shanghai doctor named Tangsan, is trying to help the town's poor people. Meanwhile, he has the murderous Axe Gang to deal with as well as his feelings for the gang leader's sister.

Director: Donnie Yen | Stars: Donnie Yen, Athena Chu, Rongguang Yu, Woody Chan

45. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.3
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79 Metascore

Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Star: Edward Burtynsky

46. Shanghai Hotel (2011)

115 min | Drama

6.2
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The Shanghai Hotel is the story of a young woman named Yin Yin (Eugenia Yuan), who illegally buys her way to the USA from communist China hoping to make a better life for herself and her ... See full summary »

Writer: Jerry Allen Davis | Director: Jerry Allen Davis | Stars: Eugenia Yuan, Hill Harper, Pei-pei Cheng, Ron Yuan

47. Jasmine Flower (2004)

130 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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Generational family saga set in Shanghai in the thirties, sixties and eighties.

Writers: Yong Hou, Su Tong, Xian Zhang | Director: Yong Hou | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Joan Chen, Wen Jiang, Ye Liu

48. China (1943)

79 min | Drama, War

6.9
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During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho profiteer meets a compassionate, beautiful schoolteacher.

Writers: Frank Butler, Archibald Forbes | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Philip Ahn

49. Men Without Women (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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Navy divers clear the torpedo tube of a sunken submarine.

Writers: John Ford, James Kevin McGuinness, Dudley Nichols, Otis C. Freeman | Director: John Ford | Stars: Kenneth MacKenna, Frank Albertson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hymer

50. Springtime in a Small Town (2002)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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86 Metascore

Liyan and Yuwen live in post-war torpor, childless but with Liyan's school-aged sister. He coughs, imagining he has TB; Yuwan embroiders; they sleep in separate rooms. A surprise visit from... See full summary »

Writers: Cheng Ah, Mu Fei, Tianji Li | Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian | Stars: Jingfan Hu, Jun Wu, Bai Qing Xin, Xiao Keng Ye