• Publication date: August 15, 2014


Sumptuous period mystery drama, centers around an ex pat who happens to return to Shanghai, a short period before Pearl Harbor

  • Publication date: August 15, 2014


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2010

MBC Max:

August 21, 2014 22:00 (KSA) ~ August 21, 2014 21:00 (CLT)

Wars are horrible times, filled with hate and blood and suffering. However, Love still prevails in those times, and when it happens it’s always reassuring, even if only for those ho lives through it. Shanghai, is a gorgeously shot and designed period drama, set to the backdrop of WWII, and revolves around an ex-pat who return to his Japanese occupied Shanghai, only to be shocked by the mysterious murder of his friend. While trying to investigate the details surrounding his friend assassination, Love makes a welcome appearance to appease such suffocating terms. However, new revelations and discoveries make him realize that he is up to a much greater secret that a simple murder.

A sumptuous period drama, sparkled with light breezy Romance, strengthened by an endearing and gripping crime investigation, the whole package made tenser by the impending doom and oppressive ambiance of death and war. Grab your fedora, and jump in.



  • John Cusack as Paul Soames
  • Gong Li as Anna Lan-Ting
  • Chow Yun-fat as Anthony Lan-Ting
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Conner
  • Ken Watanabe as Captain Tanaka
  • Rinko Kikuchi as Sumiko
  • David Morse as Richard Astor
  • Franka Potente as Leni
  • Hugh Bonneville as Ben Sanger
  • Andy On as Yum
  • Race Wong as Cabaret performer
  • Rosanne Wong as Cabaret performer
  • Gemma Chan as Shin Shin
  • Benedict Wong as Juso Kita

Directed by: Mikael Hafstrom

Rating: R