The Wasted Times


Mainland China, Costume & Period

The Wasted Times


During the turbulent times of the Sino-Japanese War and World War II, events unfold that will test loyalties and the endurance of the human spirit.

Lu (Ge You) is a ruthless Chinese mob boss whose alliance is tested when he is approached to collaborate with Japanese military occupiers. His brother-in-law, Watanabe (Tadanobu Asano), is a Japanese national who claims to be “Shanghainese” but is secretly working for the Japanese. Xiao Liu (Zhang Zi Yi) is a promiscuous actress and the wife of Lu’s boss. After an affair with her costar, Xiao Liu is sent out of the city by her husband. But when Lu assigns Watanabe to carry out the task, Watanabe ends up raping Xiao Liu and keeping her as a sex slave for years.

After the Japanese surrender in 1945, Lu finds Xiao Liu in a Shanghai hospice. They both decide they have unfinished business with Watanabe and decide to go search for him.

“The Wasted Times” is a 2016 Chinese-Hong Kong film directed by Cheng Er.

Original title
Romanized title
Luo Man Di Ke Xiao Wang Shi
Volunteer Team
The Wasted Times Volunteer Team
Broadcast Network
Emperor Film Production, Huayi Brothers Pictures
Broadcast Period
Mainland China Costume & Period Thriller & Suspense Crime & Mystery


  1. The Wasted Times

    The Wasted Times

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Tadanobu Asano
Main Cast
Zhang Zi Yi
Main Cast
Ge You
Main Cast


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