New Film Takes a Comedic Look at Expat Life
Updated: 2012-08-09 14:21
Daniel Henney as Sam in "Shanghai Calling" [Photo/douban.com]
Poster of "Shanghai Calling" [Photo/douban.com]
"Shanghai Calling", a comedy about a Chinese American who speaks no Chinese dealing with his relocation to Shanghai, will open in Chinese cinemas on Friday, August 10.
The film stars Daniel Henney as Sam, an attorney from New York City. Sam is sent to China by his employer with no knowledge of the local language and customs. The film follows his embarrassing encounters with locals as he tackles culture clash. But with the help of a relocation specialist and some other expats, Sam's life in China finally becomes worthwhile.
Eliza Coupe plays the relocation specialist and later Sam's romantic interest. Geng Le and Zhu Zhu are also in the cast.
The film was written and directed by Daniel Hsia, his debut feature.