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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 & 40 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Assassin
The Assassin Writer
(2015)
Three Times
Three Times Writer
(2005)

Filmography

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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 Cabaret Tears (script consultant)
 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

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:

[on his future as a filmmaker, 2008] I've made my share of art films, so I think it's time to switch gears. I'd like to devote the next 10 years to making wuxia films. Rest assured, they won't be your ordinary kung-fu movies that other filmmakers have been making. The Tang dynasty produced countless novels that are quite fascinating. The first one I've chosen is about a female assassin called '... See more »

Trivia:

Since his departure from China as a young boy, he only returned to the mainland in 1997 to film "Flowers of Shanghai" (1998), which was shot on location. See more »

Trademark:

Minimalism in storytelling See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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