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Yimou Zhang

Yimou Zhang was born on November 14, 1951 in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. He is a director and actor, known for House of Flying Daggers (2004), Ying xiong (2002) and Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006). See full bio »

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 61 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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House of Flying Daggers
Ying xiong
Ying xiong Director
Raise the Red Lantern


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Agricultural worker. (1971-1978) Worked in a textile plant in Shaanxi.

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5 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Zhang Yi Mou | Yi-Mou Zhang

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Many things, feelings especially, are common to all human beings. As long as the film appeals to universal human feelings, all audiences will enjoy it. See more »


Chief director of opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. See more »


His films often explores the dark side of life in small Chinese rural communities. See more »


Lao MouZi, loosely meaning "old schemer/strategist"

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