• Movie: The Wasted Times
  • Country: China
  • Release Date: Dec 16, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 17 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 65

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Love, hatred, and betrayal abound in Shanghai during the chaotic, war-torn 1930’s. Mr. Lu is ambushed during an important meeting with the Japanese army, but his sister’s husband, Watabe sacrifices himself to save Mr. Lu. Worse still, the Japanese brutally murder Mr. Lu’s children and sister. To avenge their deaths, Mr. Lu’s mistress attempts to kill the culprit but ends up dead. Years later as the Sino-Japanese war comes to a close, Mr. Lu visits the abandoned wife of his former boss, Mrs. Wang. She reveals that Watabe is still alive and did not sacrifice himself to save Mr. Lu, but is actually a Japanese spy responsible for the deaths of his family members and captured her as a slave in his basement. Given this new revelation, Mr. Lu takes Mrs. Wang to the war camp where Watabe is held to finally make him pay for his sins
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  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 16, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 17 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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1 people found this review helpful
May 11, 2017
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
We can say that "The Wasted Times" is like a movie carved into a much larger miniseries, whose segments are shown out of order.
One downside is that most of the characters are killed in the short term, not giving the viewer time to figure out who the killer is.
"The Wasted Times" to my point of view is a Shanghai gangsters movie and idea for lovers to fight through the Japanese occupation during World War II in a fateful cinematographic art.
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0 people found this review helpful
Jul 16, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This is a whodunit mystery - set in pre / during and post Japanese war time lines. It follows a series of events involving the main characters. The story is viewed from different perspectives and different times sometimes blending past and present as perspectives change.

It is not a gangsters movie, nor a war movie. Is a movie that deals with the dark side of the time periods, and the dark side of the people living in them. A movie where there are no good guys vs bad guys per se, however a battle does rage through the movie.

I don't want to give any more hints than the synopsis already gave out -

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