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Also Known As: Chui Hak, Xu Ke Died:
Born: January 2, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: China Profession: director, producer, actor, screenwriter, production designer

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Leading figure of the Hong Kong film scene and head of his own production company, Film Workshop. Hark specializes in kaleidoscopic dramas characterized by frenzied action and a decidedly tongue-in-cheek tone. He is best known in the USA for his complex, breathlessly witty and exciting "Peking Opera Blues" (1986).

Leading figure of the Hong Kong film scene and head of his own production company, Film Workshop. Hark specializes in kaleidoscopic dramas characterized by frenzied action and a decidedly tongue-in-cheek tone. He is best known in the USA for his complex, breathlessly witty and exciting "Peking Opera Blues" (1986).

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DIRECTOR:

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5.
  Missing (2008)
6.
  Triangle (2007)
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  Qi Jian (2005)
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  Zu Warriors (2005)
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  Shun liu Ni liu (2000) Director
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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mermaid, The (2016)
2.
 Simple Life, A (2012)
3.
 Twin Dragons (1999)
5.
 Yes, Madam (1985)
6.
 Working Class (1985)
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Born in China
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Raised in the Chinese section of Saigon, Vietnam
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Made first film at age 10
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Sent to Hong Kong to study at age 14
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Moved to the USA to attend college in Texas
1974:
Moved to NYC; worked with Christine Choy on "From Spikes to Spindles"
1977:
Upon return to Hong Kong joined Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Ltd as director and producer
1979:
Feature directing debut (also from story), "The Butterfly Murders"
1982:
Made cameo appearance in "Aces to Go Places"
1983:
Became established in Hong Kong with "Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain"
1983:
Acted in and directed "All the Wrong Spies"
1984:
Co-formed, with wife Nansun Shi, Film Workshop production company
1987:
Produced "A Chinese Ghost Story"
1990:
Produced and directed "Swordsman", the first in a series of features
1990:
Directed "Once Upon a Time in China", the first in a series of films starring Jet Li
1997:
Directed first American feature, "Double Team", starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
1998:
Reteamed with Van Damme for "Knock Off"
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Education

Southern Methodist University: Dallas , Texas -
University of Texas at Austin: Austin , Texas - 1972 - 1974

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wife:
Nansun Shi. Co-founded Film Workshop.

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