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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 »

Known For

The Assassin
The Assassin Writer
(2015)
Zui hao de shi guang
(2005)
Tóngnián wangshì
(1985)

Filmography

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 2015 The Assassin (screenplay - as Hsiao-hsien Hou)
 2003 Café Lumière (screenplay)
 1984 Xiao ba ba de tian kong (as Shiaw Shyann Hour)
 1984 Dong dong de jiàqi (screenplay)
 1983 You ma cai zi
 1983 Xiao Bi de gu shi (writer)
 1982 Zai na he pan qing cao qing (writer)
 1980 Tian liang hao ge qiu (screenplay)
 1980 Jiu shi liu liu de ta (screenplay)
 1979 Zao an tai bei (writer)
 1979 Chu lian (screenplay)
 1978 Wo ta lang er lai (as Lei Hou)
 1976 Cui hu han (uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (15 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (7 credits)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Nippon Shokubai Co. - Director

Publicity Listings:

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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Personal Quote:

Movies are only 100 years old. They haven't been around for that long, yet Milan Kundera has already declared, "Cinema is dead." He doesn't think movies should be a mere imitation of drama and theater. For me, cinema is still young; it still can't function like written words, which have been around for far longer. When we see an image, we could only see the surface. It's like in real life - it's ... See more »

Trivia:

French film-maker Olivier Assayas admired Hou so much that in 1997, he made a feature length documentary about him: HHH: Portrait de Hou Hsiao-hsien. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aries

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