MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,168 this week

The Longest Night in Shanghai (2007)
"Yoru no shanghai" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  26 June 2007 (China)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 536 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 5 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 114 titles
created 08 Aug 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 649 titles
created 05 May 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 27 Jul 2013
 
a list of 15 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Longest Night in Shanghai (2007)

The Longest Night in Shanghai (2007) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Longest Night in Shanghai.
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ancient fox spirit embarks on a diabolical quest to become human after escaping an icy prison, and becomes bound to a disfigured princess who seeks the love of a noble guard as her ... See full summary »

Director: Wuershan
Stars: Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Wei Zhao
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A story centered around a couple living in a remote village and dealing with the disappearance of their missing son.

Director: Peter Chan
Stars: Wei Zhao, Bo Huang, Dawei Tong
Comedy | Romance | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In Ming Dynasty China, two pairs of siblings are destined for each other. But fate throws countless obstacles in the path of their happiness. One pair is high-born: the young Emperor and ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Faye Wong, Wei Zhao
Dream Girl (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Wai Man Yip
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Wei Zhao, Vincent Kok
14 Blades (2010)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues.

Director: Daniel Lee
Stars: Donnie Yen, Wei Zhao, Chun Wu
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who fights to defend her father.

Directors: Jingle Ma, Wei Dong
Stars: Wei Zhao, Jaycee Chan, Rongguang Yu
Painted Skin (2008)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An action-thriller centered on a vampire-like woman who eats the skins and hearts of her lovers.

Directors: Gordon Chan, Andy Wing-Keung Chin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Xun Zhou, Wei Zhao, Kun Chen
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The film has been made after a popular novel that is devoted to the everyday work of a drug police team. The protagonist is a courageous police woman whose relations with three men in her ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Wei Zhao, Nicholas Tse, Yunlong Liu
Black Night (2006)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Next Door (Hong Kong): It is July of the lunar calendar; the month of the ghost festival. On a fateful night when Taiwanese girl Jane returns to look for her policeman boyfriend Joe, only ... See full summary »

Directors: Takahiko Akiyama, Tanit Jitnukul, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Annie Liu, Dylan Kuo, Race Wong
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Yibai Zhang
Stars: Christy Chung, Jue Huang, Tian Jing
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A swindler falls in love with a potential target.

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Wenshuo Guan, Yun-Fat Chow, Gaowa Siqin
Spring Subway (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Yibai Zhang
Stars: Le Geng, Yang Zhang, Lan Ke
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Naoki Mizushima
...
Lin Xi (as Vicki Zhao)
Naomi Nishida ...
Miho Takahashi
Takashi Tsukamoto ...
Ryuichi Kawaguchi
Dylan Kuo ...
Dong Dong
Sôkô Wada ...
Atsushi Kayama
Shinobu Otsuka ...
Rie Hara
Sam Lee ...
Xiao Shen
Li Feng ...
Lin Jia-Bao
...
Policewoman
Ben Niu ...
Old Car Mechanic
Kitty Zhang Yuqi ...
Chinese Hair & Makeup Artist
Tsuruko Shôfukutei ...
Storyteller (voice)
...
Chihiro Yamaoka
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

travel | taxi | shanghai | love

Taglines:

Love as a second language See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

26 June 2007 (China)  »

Also Known As:

The Longest Night in Shanghai  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

A Whiter Shade of Pale
Written by Gary Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Nutshell Review: The Longest Night in Shanghai
15 December 2008 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I won't deny that the draw toward this movie was its star billing with Zhao Wei in the leading role, playing a blue collar taxi driver in the city of Shanghai. But of course again to my surprise in not reading the fine print, I had to muster my limited abilities to read the subtitles of the movie, because this Japanese-Chinese co-production, came only with Chinese subtitles for its Japanese dialogue.

But still, I managed to enjoy every moment of this incredibly romantic movie, though from the onset it might not look like one to begin with. There were some shades of Lost in Translation I guess, except that there's a persistent language barrier between the couple but that added to the charm because they had to rely on non-verbal communication to get their message through.

Motoki Masahiro plays Japanese stylist extraordinaire Mizushima who comes to Shanghai for an exposition, but is clearly unhappy and indifferent during the trip. As it turned out he's facing some serious love triangle issues, and is re-examining his current relationship with his assistant, before deciding to take off to the streets on his own, getting lost in the process. Zhao Wei's Lin Xi is quite the reckless driver who has seen all kinds of action that happen at her cab's backseat, and is deliberately reckless in order to report back to the workshop to have an opportunity to talk to her Dylan Kuo's Dong Dong, the mechanic she admires, who is extremely skilled in really fast repairs.

And of course a fated moment where she accidentally knocks Mizushima down, began an unforgettable night for both as they begin to hang out, at first with her sharing the sights and sounds of Shanghai, before his lack of cash led to abandonment, and slowly the building of a night of friendship amongst two strangers who each have issues of the heart to face up to, and from each other finding a pillar of strength. Zhao Wei definitely gave one of her more memorable performances here as a girl who couldn't find courage to express her feelings, only for her to suffer in silence in what could possibly be the last day to do so, while juggling with her brother's insistence to sell their house to put her on the wrong emotion. You'll probably feel as gutted as she did when she learns of Dong Dong's marriage, and finds every opportunity to get a glimpse of him from afar.

Playing opposite her, Motoki Masahiro had an uphill battle to climb because his role is typical of a foreigner left on strange soils, and spends most of the time being exasperated by Li Xin's antics at trying to shake him off initially. Between the two, I still felt Li Xin's story being the stronger one, although both share some fantastic chemistry despite not being able to understand each other directly. Supporting characters come in the form of a mixture of Japanese and Chinese casts, from Sam Lee as a translator to Naoto Takenaka of Waterboys/Swing Girls fame, and even a two scene cameo by Kitty Zhang!

If there's one thing I attest to in this film, is how Chinese words are still applicable in the Japanese context. While the pronunciation is different, some words retain similar meaning, and this would prove useful for the two to form some communication when sharing their love lives with each other. And with this spending of quality time at random with each other, filled with spontaneity, naturally becomes the catalyst for what could be, and you'll soon find yourself rooting for these two to realize that they could have something good going for them in this one long night they spend together.

This was one of the more enjoyable festivals that I've attended this year, given that I've actually enjoyed every one of the selection, and that's something quite rare. For the romantics, this comes recommended for its premise, its dreamy eye candy cast, and especially its soundtrack and songs used in the film (my favourite is Frally Hines' Breathe). There are a number of iconic romantic moments which will probably move you, and it left you wanting more, especially with that last statement uttered at the end of the movie. I heart this one, really.


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
soundtrack kerni88
Zhao Wei as taxi driver in Shanghai? roytien2006
so did vicki and the japanese guy got together at the end? pineapple1
Similar Themes Drowning-Oden
Discuss The Longest Night in Shanghai (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?