Shanghai got its very own piece of movie fame with the release of ‘Shanghai Calling’ – an independently produced film directed by Daniel Hsia. It tells the story of Sam Chao, played by American Korean actor Daniel Henney (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Amanda (Eliza Coupe – Happy Endings/Community) as their rom-com romp unfolds throughout the streets of Shanghai.

Sam is a Chinese American who doesn’t speak Chinese and has never set foot in China. Whilst, Amanda is a long-term American expat fluent in Mandarin and works as a relocation specialist. It’s a clash of cultures, a clash of relationships and a clash of work ethics. I managed to land myself a VIP ticket to the Chinese movie premiere (thanks Ned Kelly at That’s Shanghai magazine for the hook up!) held at Xintiandi’s UME cinema. The launch was organised by The Henley Group, an international wealth management company, and it…

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