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Set in modern day Bejing, Waiting Alone is a coming-of-age story of Wen (Xia Yu), an antique shop owner and aspiring author who has just met the girl of his dreams. Waiting Alone shows us a... See full summary »

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Yu Xia ...
Chen Wen
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Liu Rong
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Li Jing
Qi Gao ...
Haitao
Chao Wu ...
San
Yalin Gao ...
Li Liang
Songyan Tu ...
Sun Zi
Dayyan Eng ...
Ian
Lihong Li ...
Zhang Lin
Xiaopei Song ...
Liu Na
He Huang ...
Da Ming
Qing Zhao ...
Library Guard
Xiaolong Guo ...
San's Friend
Ting Sun ...
Leonardo
Xiaoge Feng ...
Wen's Brother
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Set in modern day Bejing, Waiting Alone is a coming-of-age story of Wen (Xia Yu), an antique shop owner and aspiring author who has just met the girl of his dreams. Waiting Alone shows us a China rarely seen in cinema, a China that is contemporary, hip and vibrant. Written by Easternlight Films

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First film by a foreign director (Dayyan Eng) to be nominated for a "Best Picture" at the Chinese academy awards (2005). See more »

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Outstanding film about new generation Chinese
10 September 2006 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Bravo! Finally, a film that is not just kung-fu and legends, but someone showing young Chinese as they are. Set in present-day Beijing, I feel the director of this movie has started a revolution in films in China by creating a true portrait of young modern-day Chinese. "Waiting Alone" is a touching film that is absolutely delightful! A testimony to the quality of this movie is the fact that it was nominated for "Best Picture" at the Golden Rooster awards (China's "Oscars") in 2005 -- which says a lot about the writer-director, since this was his first feature-length film, and he is the first "foreigner" to ever receive such a nomination (his biography does note, however, that he is half Chinese!). If you haven't seen this movie yet, be sure to get a copy of the DVD and you won't regret it. I can't wait to see more from this talented director!


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