Waiting Alone

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Waiting Alone
Waiting Alone.jpg
Directed by Dayyan Eng
Produced by Dayyan Eng
Written by Dayyan Eng
Starring Xia Yu
Li Bingbing
Gong Beibi
Yuan Quan
Cinematography Toby Oliver
Edited by Dayyan Eng
Release date
  • October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26) (Tokyo International Film Festival)
Running time
107 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin

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.


  • Xia Yu as Chen Wen[1]
  • Li Bingbing as Liu Rong
  • Gong Beibi as Li Jing
  • Dayyan Eng as Ian
  • Yuan Quan as Xiao Mi(cameo)
  • Chow Yun-fat as Chow Yun-Fat
  • Qi Gao as Haitao
  • Chao wu as San
  • Yalin Gao as Li Liang
  • Songyan Tu as Sun Zi
  • Lihong Li as Zhang Lin
  • He Huang as Da Ming
  • Qing Zhao as Library Guard
  • Xiaolong Guo as San's Friend
  • Ting Sun as Leonardo
  • Xiaoge Feng as Wen's Brother
  • Fang Fan as Rong's Roommate
  • Zhongren Liu as Publisher
  • Yufan Chen as Himself
  • Quan Yuan as Xiao Mi
  • Da Ying as TV Director
  • Cunzhuang Ge as Haitao's Grandpa
  • David Wu as One-Take Liu




  1. ^ "Yu Xia". IMDb. 
  2. ^ "Waiting Alone". imdb.com. 

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