The Wasted Times

Genre:  Drama, Other
Running Time:  118 min.
Release Date:
December 31, 2015 (limited)
December 16, 2016 (limited) - December 16, 2017 - Select Cities

Current rating: Rating: 4.67
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Cast: Ziyi Zhang, You Ge, Tadanobu Asano


During the 1930s in war-torn Shanghai, Mr. Lu is ambushed during an important meeting with the Japanese army. He is saved by his sister’s husband, Watabe, who sacrifices himself to save him. Even worse, the Japanese brutally murder Mr. Lu’s children and sister, and his mistress ends up dead after attempting to kill the culprit to avenge the deaths.

As the war comes to a close years later, Mrs. Wang, the abandoned wife of his former boss, reveals a shocking truth about the tragedies that will send Mr. Lu on a mission for revenge.

Director: Chang Er
Studio: Huayi Brothers Media
Producer(s): Zhang Dajun, T.K Yang, Lina Wu
Screenplay: Chang Er

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  • 5 stars "It is a masterpiece in its subtle approach to blur the frontiers between present and past. It is a movie that raises various questions about power and motives behind actions."