GenreComedy, Romance, Drama ProducerDayyan Eng WriterDayyan Eng LanguageMandarin
Release dateOctober 26, 2004 (2004-10-26) (Tokyo International Film Festival) CastXia Yu (Chen Wen), Li Bingbing (Liu Rong), Gong Beibi (Li Jing), Qi Gao (Haitao), Chao Wu (San), Yalin Gao (Li Liang) Similar moviesGong Beibi and Wu Chao appear in Waiting Alone and Bus 44
Waiting alone trailer
Waiting Alone (Chinese: 独自等待; pinyin: Dúzì Děngdài) is a 2004 Chinese romantic comedy film written & directed by Chinese-American filmmaker Dayyan Eng (Chinese: 伍仕贤; pinyin: Wǔ Shìxían), depicting the lives of a group of hip, affluent, twenty-something Beijing residents. The film features Chinese movie stars Xia Yu, Gong Beibi and Li Bingbing. It also features cameos of some of Hong Kong's best known actors, including Chow Yun-fat.
Excellent reviews and strong word-of-mouth made this independent film a hit in China where it was embraced by young audiences. In 2005, Waiting Alone was nominated for three Chinese Academy Awards (Golden Rooster Awards) including Best Picture; the first time a nomination was awarded to a foreign director in this category. Waiting Alone was acquired for international distribution in 2006 by Arclight Films.
Shiny toy guns waiting alone official music video
Best Picture Nomination - 2005 Golden Rooster Awards
Best Actress Nomination - 2005 Golden Rooster Awards
Best Art Direction Nomination - 2005 Golden Rooster Awards
Best First Feature Award - 2005 Beijing Film Festival
Best Actor Award - 2005 Beijing Film Festival
Best New Director Nomination - 6th Chinese Film Media Awards
Official Selection - 17th Tokyo International Film Festival
Official Selection - 2006 Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Official Selection - 2006 Hawaii International Film Festival