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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 54 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Assassin
The Assassin Writer
(2015)
Zui hao de shi guang
(2005)
Tóngnián wangshì
(1985)
Dong dong de jiàqi
(1984)

Filmography

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 2015 The Assassin (screenplay - as Hsiao-hsien Hou)
 2003 Café Lumière (screenplay)
 1985 Taipei Story
 1984 Dong dong de jiàqi (screenplay)
 1984 Xiao ba ba de tian kong (as Shiaw Shyann Hour)
 1983 You ma cai zi
 1983 Xiao Bi de gu shi (writer)
 1982 Zai na he pan qing cao qing (writer)
 1980 Jiu shi liu liu de ta (screenplay)
 1980 Tian liang hao ge qiu (screenplay)
 1979 Zao an tai bei (writer)
 1979 Qiu lian (screenplay)
 1978 Wo ta lang er lai (as Lei Hou)
 1976 Cui hu han (uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (17 credits)
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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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[on the complicated nature of the story in Nie yin niang] That's normal, and it can't be helped. Hollywood-style films are popular all around the world nowadays, and they need a strict story structure. If the story is not told that way, not continuous enough, the audience will have difficulty following along. But that's only one of the many ways of telling a story: there are hugely different ways... See more »

Trivia:

It was only because critics kept telling him how much his own work resembled that of the Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu that he decided to explore it. He first saw Ozu's films in Paris, in the mid-1980s. See more »

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Minimalism in storytelling See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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