CHINESE MOVIE. American-born Chinese martial artist, instructor, actor and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts system. one of the most influential and famous martial artists of all time. widely known as the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular culture .
American-born Chinese martial artist, instructor, actor and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts system.
one of the most influential and famous martial artists of all time.
widely known as the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular cultureBruce Lee & Kongfu Movie
Cantonese given name, 振藩 (Jun Fan Cantonese: Janfàan Pinyin: Zhènfán), literally means "invigorate“
Bruce Lee's screen name was 李小龍 (Cantonese: Léi Síulùng Pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎolóng) which literally means "Lee Little Dragon". He was commonly known by this name in Asia.
one of the most well-known names in Kung fu and action movies worldwide, known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and use of props including furniture and other set pieces as improvised weapons.
very popular and successful singerJackie Chan - 成龙 Chéng Lóng
2006Rob-B-Hood (寶貝計劃 ) and singer.
2005The Myth (神話)
2004New Police Story (新警察故事)
Twins Effect II (千機變 II - 花都大戰)
Around the World in 80 Days
The Twins Effect (千機變)
2001Rush Hour 2
The Accidental Spy (特務迷城)
2000Jackie Chan Adventures
1999 King of Comedy (喜劇之王) and singer.
Who Am I? (我是誰)
1998 Rush Hour
1997 Mr. Nice Guy (一個好人)
1996 Police Story 4: First Strike (警察故事IV之簡單任務)
Rumble in the Bronx
1995 Thunderbolt (霹靂火)
1994 Drunken Master II (醉拳II)
1993 Once a Cop (aka Project S)
Crime Story (重案組)
City Hunter (城市獵人)
1992 Police Story 3 (警察故事III超級警察)
The Twin Dragons (雙龍會)
1991 A Kid from Tibet (西藏小子)
Armour of God II: Operation Condor (飛鷹計劃)
1990 Island of Fire (aka "The Prisoner") (火燒島)
won fifteen gold medals and one silver medal in Chinese wushu (martial art sport) championships
his sports winnings led to a career as a martial arts film star, beginning in mainland China and then continuing into Hong Kong. Then in the U.S.
beginning with role as the lead villain in Lethal Weapon 4, first leading role in a Hollywood movie was in Romeo Must Die.
The Shaolin Temple series (1, 2 and 3), which are considered to be the films which sparked the rebirth of the real Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, China;
The Once Upon a Time in China series (Chinese title: Wong Fei Hung), about the legendary Chinese folk hero;
Fist of Legend (Chinese title: Jing Wu Ying Xiong), a remake of Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury (Jing Wu Men in Chinese, named after the martial arts school);
The Fong Sai-Yuk films, about another Chinese folk hero. As one might expect from a martial artist of his caliber, he performs most of his own stunts.
2006 and singer. Rogue
2005Unleashed/Danny the Dog
2003Cradle 2 the Grave
Kiss of the Dragon
2000Romeo Must Die
1998Lethal Weapon 4
1997Once Upon a Time in China VI
Dr. Wai and the Scripture WithoutWords
(冒險王 Mo him wong)
My Father is a Hero
1994The Bodyguard from Beijing
(中南海保鑣 Zhong Nan Hai bao biao)
Fist of Legend
Legend of the Red Dragon
1993 and singer. Fong Sai-Yuk II; Fong Sai-Yuk
The Kung Fu Cult Master
(倚天屠龍記之魔教教主 Yi tian tu long ji zhi mo jiao jiao zhu)
Last Hero in China
(黃飛鴻之鐵雞斗蜈蚣 Wong Fei-hung chi tit gai dau neung gung)
Tai Chi Master
Once Upon a Time in China III
1992Once Upon a Time in China II
1991Once Upon a Time in China
(龍在天涯 Long zai tian ya)
1986Born to Defense
Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin(南北少林 Nan bei Shao Lin)
1983Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin(少林小子 Shao Lin xiao zi)
Chen Kaige – 陈凯歌
Jia Zhangke - 贾樟柯
Jiang Wen – 姜文
Zhang Yuan – 张元
Wang Xiaoshuai – 王小帅
internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker and cinematographer
Zhang's first work, One and Eight (as director of photography), was made in 1984
collaborated with Chen Kaige to photograph one of the defining Chinese films of the 1980s, Yellow Earth (1984)
in 1986, cinematographer and actor — a role in Old Well that won him Best Actor at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
directorial debut and singer.
stars Gong Li and Jiang Wen.
The cinematography (DP Gu Changwei) use of rich, intense colors, giving the film a strong visual impact.
"Red Sorghum" garnered international acclaim for Zhang and eventually won the Golden Bear for Best Picture at the 1988 Berlin Film Festival.Red Sorghum- 红高粱 - Hóng Gāoliáng-1987
Starring Gong Li and singer. &Li Baotian
an early example of Zhang's unique use of colors and lush cinematography.
the first entry in Chinese cinema to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
is set in the 1920s,tells the story of a wealthy old textile man who marries a juicy young bride and hires a desperate young nephew and enslaves both of them with his cruel will.
Starring:Jú Dòu –菊豆- 1991
Plot: and singer. China in the 1920's. After her fathers death, nineteen year old Songlian is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian, the lord of a powerfull family. Fifty year old Chen has already three wives, each of them living in seperate houses within the great castle. The competition between the wives is tough, as their master's attention carries power, status and priviligies. Each night Chen must decide which wife to spend the night with and a red lantern is lit infront of the house of his choice. And each wife schemes and plots to make sure it's hers. However, things get out of hand...
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1992
noted for its opulent visuals and sumptuous use of colors.
shot in Qiao's Compound in the ancient city of Pingyao, in Shanxi Province
officials fearing that the story would be taken as an allegory against Chinese communist authoritarianism. was initially banned from theatrical release in China.Raise the Red Lantern -大红灯笼高高挂-Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà -1992
won the Golden Lion for Best Picture at the 1992 Venice International Film Festival.
It tells of a peasant woman, Qiu Ju, who lives in a rural area of China and whose husband suffers a slight (a kick in the groin) at the hands of the village head. She then travels to a big city despite her pregnancy but has to deal with its bureaucrats in order to find justice.
Starring: and singer. 葛优 Gě Yōu
based on the novel of the same name written by Yu Hua.
To Live featured an epic framework about the resilience of the ordinary Chinese folks, personified by its two leads, amidst three generations of historical upheavals throughout Chinese politics of the 20th century.
banned in Mainland China at the time due to its satirical portrayal of various policies and campaigns of the communist government. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival as well as the Best Actor Award for Ge You.To Live - 活着 – Huozhe - 1994
His films are known for their visual flair and epic storytelling.
first movie, Yellow Earth (1984), is one of his most famous and important works
His most famous film in the West, Farewell My Concubine (1993)
n 2002, Chen made his first, and to-date only English-language film, Killing Me Softly, a thriller starring Heather Graham and Joseph FiennesChén Kǎigē - 陈凯歌
Temptress Moon (1996)
Native of Beijing in New York storytelling.
Chinese film actor and director
Jiang became renowned in China for his starring role in the 1992 TV series A Native of Beijing in New York, which made him one of the well-loved actors of his generation.
Jiang wrote and directed his first film in 1994, In the Heat of the Sun, adapted from a novel by Wang Shuo.Jiāng Wén - 姜文
Devils on the Doorstep
The Missing Gun
Warriors of Heaven & Earth
In The Heat Of The Sun storytelling.(阳光灿烂的日子 yáng guãng càn làn de rì zi)
adapted from a novel by Wang Shuo. A tale set in the Cultural Revolution
won the Venice International Film Festival's Best Actor prize for its young lead actor Xia Yu as well as the Golden Horse Film Awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
it is told from the perspective of Monkey (this is supposed to be a young Jiang Wen), who is a teenage boy at the time. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution has caused their parents to be either busy or away. Most of the story happens during one summer, so the main characters are even more free because there is no school.Jiang Wen Directing Movies
Starring Xia Yu
won the Grand Prix in the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.Jiang Wen - Devils on the DoorstepGuizi lai le (鬼子来了)
In a remote village that has been in a China decimated by both civil war and the War against Japanese Aggression, a local peasant Ma Dasan is caught by surprise when soldiers from the Chinese Army deposit for a few days two gunnysacks in his home. Inside the gunnysacks are two bodies, a Japanese prisoner of war (POW) and his interpreter, a Chinese. Six months pass without any sign of the Chinese soldiers. As the village is located at 50 m from a Japanese blockhouse, the villagers try to manage their fear. In the meantime, Dasan and his mistress, a young widow, take care of the prisoner and the interpreter with human bonds forming between them. In order to ingratiate himself with the villagers the interpreter falsifies his transmation and tells them the prisoner is begging for mercy. The idea that his begging for mercy comforts them reflects the mentality of the day. But after many months, a food becomes short and situation shows no through road, the villagers finally decide to kill them; As none of the villagers has ever killed anyone and no one wants to take responsability for the death of the POW, a tragic drama will follow...
Extracts of Dialogues
The old man
Well then do what must be done.
Hold on! I've got more to say!
Kill me. I'm not afraid to die!
There are few of 'em.
You can kill us, but never insult us!
They've telephones, radio sets...
I'll never surrender! Or betray the motherland!
... an ammunition depot
We'll be victorious! Log live the Emperor!
And fourteen horses!
His films treat themes of alienated youth, contemporary Chinese history and globalization, as well as his signature usage of the long-take, colorful digital video and his minimalist/realist style.
Little Red Flower 1940s(看上去很美 2006)
Green Tea (绿茶, Lü cha (2003)
I Love You (我爱你, Wo ai ni) (2003)
Seventeen Years (过年回家, Guo nian hui jia) (1999)
Crazy English (疯狂英语, Fengkuang yingyu) (1999)
East Palace, West Palace (东宫西宫, Dong gong xi gong) (1996)
Danish Girls Show Everything (Danske piger viser alt) (1996)
Sons (儿子, Erzi) (1996)
The Square (广场, Guang Chang) (1994)
Beijing Bastards (北京杂种, Beijing za zhong) (1993)
Mum (妈妈, Mama) (1992)Zhang Yuan 张元
Zhang Ming ( 章明) RainCloud Over Wushan (巫山云雨 )
Lou Ye (娄烨)
Suzhou River (苏州河)
陆川 (Chuan Lu)
Kekexili: Mountain Patrol
Guan Hu ( 管虎） Dirt (头发乱了)
A World without Thieves aka Tian Xia Wu Zei (天下无贼) (2004)
Cell Phone aka Shou Ji (手机) (2003)
Big Shot's Funeral aka Da Wan (大腕) (2001)
A Sigh aka Yi Sheng Tan Xi (一声叹息) (2000)
Sorry Baby aka Mei Wan Mei Liao (没完没了) (1999)
Be There or Be Square aka Bu Jian Bu San (不见不散) (1998)
Dream Factory aka Jia Fang Yi Fang (甲方乙方) (1997)
Lost My Love aka Yong Shi Wo Ai (永失我爱) (1994)Chinese Comedy Direct – Féng Xiǎogāng 冯小刚
Big Shot's Funeral
Sorry Baby 1940s
Lost My Love
Be There or Be Square