|Directed by||Guo Jingming|
|Written by||Guo Jingming|
|Screenplay by||Guo Jingming|
Tiny Times 1.0|
by Guo Jingming
|Music by||Hou Zhijian|
|Edited by||Gu Xiaoyun|
He Li Chen Guang Media
Star Ritz Prods.
H&R Century Pictures
Beijing Forbidden City Film
Le Vision Pictures (Tianjin)
Le Vision Pictures
Shenzhen Desen Intl. Media
Amazing Film Studio
Comic Ritz Film & TV Culture
Mission Media Investment
China Film Group Cooperation (China)|
Dasheng International Media (China)
Le Vision Pictures Co. (China)
|Budget||¥45 million (estimated)|
¥484 million |
Tiny Times (Chinese: 小时代), also known as Tiny Times 1.0 is the first installment of the film series written and directed by Guo Jingming and based on the best-selling novel of the same name also by Guo.
The four young women are classmates in high school and roommates in college. On campus, they start their internships and cope with a series of romantic affairs. After graduation, they continue their correspondence, suffused with misunderstanding and jealousy. However, they have all changed significantly.
After graduation, Lin Xiao settles into her job as an editorial assistant at a fashion magazine and acclimatizing herself to the glamorous, high-octane world of haute couture. She meets her demanding and cold boss, Gong Ming, whose melancholic persona is described by Lin Xiao as “a distant, lonely planet in the universe”. Her work puts her relationship with her high school sweet heart, Jian Xi in peril.
Meanwhile, Gu Li faces struggle in her relationship with Gu Yuan at the intervention of his mother, who seeks to marry him off to an even wealthier family. Nan Xiang paints to support her fashion design studies, while at the same time struggle with her on-and-off relationship with abusive boyfriend Xi Cheng. Wan Ru worries that her aspirations in life are never really made certain, and the fact that she might not get a boyfriend.
- Yang Mi as Lin Xiao
- Kai Ko as Gu Yuan
- Amber Kuo as Gu Li
- Rhydian Vaughan as Gong Ming
- Bea Hayden as Nan Xiang
- Evonne Hsieh as Tang Wanru
- Cheney Chen as Zhou Chongguang
- Li Yueming as Jian Xi
- Jiang Chao as Xi Cheng
- Kitty Shang as Kitty
- Calvin Tu as Wei Hai
- Wang Lin as Ye Chuanping
- Ding Qiaowei as Yuan Yi
Release and reception
The film grossed US$79.7 million at the Chinese box office.
|China Movie Channel Media Awards||Best Feature||Won (tied)|
|Best New Director||Guo Jingming||Won|
|9th Chinese American Film Festival||Golden Angel Award: Best Feature||Won|
|Song Category||Song Name||Singer||Notes|
|Ending theme song||回聲樂團||Echo|
|Are you with me||Gao Kaiwei|
|Love Come Undone|
|Auld Lang Syne|
|Everybody Feel Like Dancing|
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