Set in a little restaurant in an inconspicuous lane of Shanghai, which opens at midnight everyday. The owner is a man of about fifty, makes a set of special food for each guest who visits the restaurant, and listens everyone's story.

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Tony Ka Fai Leung

Writers:

Yarô Abe (comic "Shin'ya shokudô") (as Yelang Anbei), Simon Chen | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Uncle
Tony Yo-ning Yang ... Kai Yuan
Tao Liu ... Ming Yue
Yibai Zhang Yibai Zhang ... Boxing Coach
Elaine Jin ... Aunt Lian
Kim Scar ... Wang Hu
Joyce Cheng ... Xiao Mei
Charles 'Blackie' Chen ... Brother Tai
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung ... Uncle Zhong
Li Zhang Li Zhang ... Along
Connor Leong ... Qiu Fan (as Liang Jingkang)
Yuchen Du ... An An
Jingwen Wang Jingwen Wang ... Qin Qin
Junyan Jiao ... Xiao Xue
Chao Deng ... Ashin
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Set in a little restaurant in an inconspicuous lane of Shanghai, which opens at midnight everyday. The owner is a man of about fifty, makes a set of special food for each guest who visits the restaurant, and listens everyone's story.

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A bunch of little stories
31 March 2021 | by daisukeredsSee all my reviews

Beautifully shot, very slow paced. It's quite quaint. It certainly doesn't feel like a movie.. It has more of a feeling of a Pixar short (have nothing else to compare it to, but gets the point across).

The central character with which all other threads connect, is more of a shadow in the background. And while I get the point of him in the "story" (much like food I guess, something that is so fundamental but rarely noticed), I felt he was a little weak in his life-supporting role. The meat of the movie is scarce-but-heartwarming-drama. It's enjoyable if you are tired of big blockbusters. Someone else here used the word "gentle", and I completely agree.

Haven't seen anything about the original it is based on. But a larger presentation, richer in detail, would definitely benefit it.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

30 August 2019 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Diner See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,861, 22 September 2019

Gross USA:

$18,555

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,412,771
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