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Hsiao-Hsien Hou

Of the ten films that Hsiao-Hsien Hou directed between 1980 and 1989, seven received best film or best director awards from prestigious international films festivals in Venice, Berlin, Hawaii, and the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes. In a 1988 worldwide critics' poll, Hou was championed as "one of the three directors most crucial to the... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 53 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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The Assassin
The Assassin Writer
Three Times
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 2015 The Assassin (screenplay - as Hsiao-hsien Hou)
 2005 Three Times
 2003 Café Lumière (screenplay)
 1985 Taipei Story
 1984 Out of the Blue (as Shiaw Shyann Hour)
 1984 A Summer at Grandpa's (screenplay)
 1983 Ah Fei (writer)
 1983 Growing Up (writer)
 1982 Zai na he pan qing cao qing (writer)
 1980 Spring in Autumn (screenplay)
 1980 Jiu shi liu liu de ta (screenplay)
 1979 Good Morning, Taipei (writer)
 1979 Chu lian (screenplay)
 1978 Wo ta lang er lai (as Lei Hou)
 1976 Cui hu han (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Nippon Shokubai Co. - Director

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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hsiao-hsien Hou | Lei Hou | Xiao Xian Hou | Xiao-Xian Hou | Shiaw Shyann Hour | Hou Hao Yin

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Art movies and commercial movies are [in Taiwan considered] opposites ... it's like they hate each other. See more »


Was voted "Director of the Decade (1990s)" in a poll of international film critics put together by the Village Voice and Film Comment. See more »


Concentrating the action on the edge of the frame See more »

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