Tsui Hark

Tsui Hark

Still: Dangerous Encounters: 1st Kind
Sometimes called the Steven Spielberg of Asia, TSUI Hark (1950, Vietnam) is a celebrated director of many action films and one of the leading figures in the Chinese martial arts genre of wuxia. Born in Vietnam, Tsui moved to Hong Kong in 1966 to become a TV director and producer. His films are often overflowing with energy and are noted for their disregard of convention and exuberant use of filmmaking techniques. With his film series Once Upon a Time in China and Detective Dee turning into major commercial successes, Tsui remains of the highest-grossing filmmakers in Chinese-language cinema. In his career, Tsui has made around 50 films and has collected four Hong Kong Film Awards and one Golden Horse Award.


(selection) Dip bin/The Butterfly Murders (1979), Dei yuk mo moon/We're Going to Eat You (1980), Di yi lei xing wei xian/Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980), Gui ma zhi duo xing/All the Wrong Clues for the Right Solution (1981), Shu Shan − Xin Shu shan jian ke/Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983), Search for the Gods (1983), Zui jia pai dang 3: Nu huang mi ling/Mad Mission III: Our Man from Bond Street (1984), Shang Hai zhi yen/Shanghai Blues (1984), Da gung wong dai/Working Class (1985), Liegui Aisha (1986-1988, TV series, co-dir), Do ma daan/Peking Opera Blues (1986), Ying hung boon sik III: Zik yeung ji gor/A Better Tomorrow III (1989), Siu ngo gong woo/The Swordsman (1990), Wong Fei Hung/Once Upon a Time in China (1990), Cai shu zhi heng sao qian jun/The Raid (1991), Sinnui yauman III: Do Do Do/A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991), Kei wong/King of Chess (1991), Ho moon yeh yin/The Banquet (1991, co-dir), Seong lung wui/Twin Dragons (1992, co-dir), Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung/Once Upon a Time in China II (1992), Long hang tian xia/The Master (1992), Wong Fei Hung III: Si wong jaang ba/Once Upon a Time in China III (1990), Ching se/Green Snake (1993), Liang zhu/The Lovers (1994), Wong Fei Hung chi neung: Lung shing chim pa/Once Upon a Time in China V (1994), Gam yuk moon tong/The Chinese Feast (1995), Hua yue jia qi/Love in the Time of Twilight (1995), Dao/The Blade (1995), Dai sam yuen/Tri-Star (1996), Wong Fei Hung/Once Upon a Time in China (1995-1996, TV series, co-dir), Double Team (1997), Knock Off (1998), Shun liu ni liu/Time and Tide (2000), Shu shan zheng zhuan/Zu Warriors (2001), Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002), 1:99 Shorts (2003, TV omnibus film), Qi jian/Seven Swords (2005), Tit sam gok/Triangle (2007, co-dir), Sam hoi tsam yan/Missing (2008), Nu ren bu huai/All About Women (2008), Di renjie: Tong tian di guo/Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010), Long men fei jia/Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011), Di Renjie: Shen du long wang/Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013), Zhi qu wei hu shan/The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014), Journey to the West: Demon Chapter (2017), Di Renjie zhi Sidatianwang/Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018), Baat Bou Bun/Septet: The Story of Hong Kong (2020, omnibus film)

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