The Last Women Standing (剩者為王)

Country  China, Hong Kong
Year  2015
Genre  Romantic Comedy
Format  Color / Scope / DCP
Runtime  98 min
Status  Completed
Release Date  Nov. 132015 (Taiwan) 
Director  Luo Luo
Cast  Shu Qi, Eddie Peng Yuyan, Hao Lei, Lynn Hung

 

 

 

 

Festivals & Awards

24th Art Film Fest– Eastern Promises

Trailer

Synopsis

Sheng Ruxi, a white collar woman in her 30s, leads a successful career while having no love life, which is the issue that her parents and friends are extremely anxious about. However, things change when she meets her new colleague Ma Sai, a 25 year-old young man who is considerate and attractive. Sheng Ruxi can’t help but waver from her original perspective because of the unexpected sparks of romance between them, reconsidering about every aspect of her life.

 

Director / Screenwriter

Luo Luo

Luo Luo is a popular Chinese YA writer who is the contact writer of Zuibook and the chief editor of Zuifount Magazine. She is the author of several bestsellers including Finally We Are No One and The Last Women Standing. Most of her works are full with dramatic tension, depicting social reality. The Last Women Standing is her first feature film, adapted from the eponymous novel written by herself.

 

 

 

 

Executive Producer

Teng Huatao

Teng Huatao is a prestigious Chinese director, writer and producer. After achieving remarkable success in directing TV dramas, Teng made a move to the movie industry and directed his first feature film Yibai Ge in 2001. In 2011, he directed Love is Not Blind, a romantic comedy that became a major commercial success in China, considering its low budget.

Filmography

2013  Up in the Wind  
2011  Love is Not Blind

 

Director of Photography

Mark Lee Ping Bin

f374e00c1d332e790615b6bfc5c7bcc3Mark Lee Ping Bing is a critically acclaimed Taiwanese cinematographer Director of Photography, Photographer and author with over 70 films and 21 international awards to his credit including 2 Glory Of The Country Awards from the Government Information Office of Taiwan and the president of Taiwan’s Light Of The Cinema Award. Lee began his film career in 1977 and in 1985 he started his prolific moviemaking relationship with Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Known best for his use of natural lighting utilizing real film and graceful camera movement, Lee received the Grand Technical Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 for In the Mood for Love.

Filmography

2015  The Assassin
2011  Norwegian Wood
2000  In the Mood of Love
1995  Summer Snow  
1993  The Puppetmaster
1985  A Time to Live, A Time to Die

Cast

Shu Qi as Sheng Ruxi

_G5A4856Born in Taipei, Shu Qi went to Hong Kong at the age of 17 to seek a film career.

She received the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Viva Erotica (1996) at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards in 1997. Since then, she has appeared in many mainstream Hong Kong films. In 2001, she played the heroine in Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s critically acclaimed Millennium Mambo.

In 2005, she won the Best Leading Actress Award at the 42nd Golden Horse Awards for her three roles in Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Three Times.

She played Nie Yinniang in Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Cannes awarded The Assassin in 2015, and was nominated for Best Leading Actress again in the 52nd Golden Horse Award.

Filmography

2015  The Assassin
2013  Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons   
2005  Three Times
2001  Millennium Mambo
1998  Portland Street Blues

Eddie Peng Yuyan as Ma Sai

_G5A6196Eddie Peng Yuyan is a Taiwanese-born Canadian actor. His debut movie was Exit No.6, directed by Yu-Hsien Lin in 2006. Since then, he was attracted to the movie industry and embarked on a number of movies including My DNA Says I Love You, due to which Peng was nominated as Best New Actor in the 44th Golden Horse Awards.

In 2011, Peng’s portrayal of a gymnast in Jump Ashin!, directed by Yu-Hsien Lin, earned him several nominations for Best Actor in 48th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards and 13th Taipei Film Festival, which marked the turning point of his career. After Jump Ashin!, he took on several roles in movies such as LOVE, Cold War, Tai Chi 0 and Tai Chi Hero. Peng is supposedly one of the most popular Taiwanese actors nowadays.

Filmography

2015  To the Fore
2014  Rise of the Legend
2013  Unbeatable 
2011  Jump Ashin!  
2009  Hear Me
2007  My DNA Says I Love You

Hao Lei as Wang Lan

_G5A5002Hao Lei is a Chinese actress and Mandopop singer-songwriter.

Hao first gained international prominence as Yu Hong, the heroine in Lou Ye’s 2006 film about the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Summer Palace. In November 2010, she won a Taiwan Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Chung Mong-hong’s film The Fourth Portrait. Before that, Hao had also starred in numerous television productions.

Filmography

2014  Dearest, The Golden Era
2012  Mystery
2010  The Forth Portrait
2009  Empire of Silver
2006  Summer Palace  

Lynn Hung as Zhang Yu

_G5A4160Lynn Hung is a Hong Kong-based fashion model originally from mainland China, who has also been an actress. In 1999, Hung developed her career in Shanghai and became the second runner-up in the “China National Model Competition”. Hung started her acting career in the award-winning film Ip Man starring alongside Donnie Yen. She later appeared in films such as All’s Well, Ends Well 2010 and Ip Man 2.

 

Filmography

2014  Hello Babies
2012  Love is… Pyjamas
2010  My Sassy Girl 2
2008  Ip Man

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