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Waiting Alone (2004)

Du zi deng dai (original title)
Chen Wen, an antique shop worker and aspiring author, who has just met the girl of his dreams. The only problem is that she only wants him as a very close friend, not as a boyfriend.

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Dayyan Eng

Writer:

Dayyan Eng
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yu Xia ... Chen Wen
Bingbing Li ... Liu Rong
Beibi Gong ... Li Jing
Qi Gao Qi Gao ... Haitao
Chao Wu Chao Wu ... San
Yalin Gao Yalin Gao ... Li Liang
Songyan Tu Songyan Tu ... Sun Zi
Dayyan Eng Dayyan Eng ... Ian
Lihong Li Lihong Li ... Zhang Lin
Xiaopei Song Xiaopei Song ... Liu Na
He Huang He Huang ... Da Ming
Qing Zhao Qing Zhao ... Library Guard
Xiaolong Guo Xiaolong Guo ... San's Friend
Ting Sun Ting Sun ... Leonardo
Xiaoge Feng Xiaoge Feng ... Wen's Brother
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Storyline

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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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

8 September 2005 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Waiting Alone See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Production Co:

Colordance Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Spoofs Say Anything... (1989) See more »

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Outstanding film about new generation Chinese
10 September 2006 | by rickvb18See 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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