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EAST ASIAN CINEMA

East Asian cinema (sometimes called Far Eastern cinema, Eastern cinema, Asian cinema or Oriental cinema) is a term used to refer to the film industry and films produced in, and/or by natives of, East Asia. It can be seen as a sub-section of World cinema, a cover-all term used to describe any foreign language films. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... The history of Chinese-language cinema has three separate threads of development: Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of China, and Cinema of Taiwan. ... The cinema of Hong Kong is one of the three major threads in the history of Chinese language cinema, alongside the cinema of China and the cinema of Taiwan. ... Japanese cinema (映画; Eiga) has a history in Japan that spans more than 100 years. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The history of Chinese-language cinema has three separate threads of development: Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of China and Cinema of Taiwan. ... Eastern cinema (sometimes called Far Eastern cinema or Oriental cinema) is a broad term used in the Western world to refer to the film industry and films produced in, and/or by natives of, East Asia or the Far East. ... Asian cinema refers to the film industries and films produced in the continent of Asia. ... Asian cinema refers to the film industries and films produced in the continent of Asia. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Geographic scope of East Asia East Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... A foreign film is a film that is considered foreign in a particular country. ...


The term East Asian cinema particularly refers to the large and well established film industries of China, Hong Kong and Japan, and the growing industries in Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea. By definition the term also includes any film production within all countries in this region including Mongolia, Vietnam and Macau.


The terms Asian cinema, Eastern cinema or Oriental cinema are sometimes used synonymously with East Asian cinema, particularly in the United States, although this is something of a misnomer, as it's even broader scope means it could equally apply to the movies produced throughout the rest of the continent, particularly the cinema of India including the enormous Bollywood film industry. A cinema hall in Delhi The Indian film industry is the largest in the world (1200 movies were released in the year 2002)[citation needed]. India also features the cheapest cost of tickets in the world (the average ticket cost only 20 US cents), and the biggest movie studio in... Typical Bollywood movie poster—Devdas (2002) Bollywood (Hindi: बॉलीवुड, Urdu: بالیوُڈ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ...

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Styles and genres

The scope of East Asian cinema is huge and takes in a wide array of different film styles and genres. East Asian cinema is particularly famous in the West for: A film style is a recognizable group of conventions used by filmmakers to give specific meaning, or depth to their work. ... In film theory, genre refers to the primary method of film categorization. ...

Martial arts film is a film genre that originated in the Pacific Rim. ... Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industrys global fame. ... In the performing arts, a period piece is a work set in a particular era. ... Kung fu or gongfu (功夫, Pinyin: gōngfu) is a well-known Chinese term often used today to refer to Chinese martial arts. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Jidaigeki (時代劇) is a genre of film and television in Japan. ... Poster for Dark Water J-Horror is a term used to refer to Japanese contributions to horror fiction in popular culture. ... Anime ) is a medium of animations originating in Japan, with distinctive character and background aesthetics that visually set it apart from other forms of animation. ... A crime film, in its most general sense, is a film that deals with crime, criminal justice and the darker side of human nature. ... Heroic Bloodshed, or Hong Kong Blood Opera (HKBO), refers to a genre of action film originating from Hong Kong revolving around stylised action sequences and common themes such as brotherhood, honour, violence, and also prevalent themes are the redemption or salvation of the protagonist. ... The Yakuza are a popular subject in films Yakuza are a popular subject in Japanese cinema. ... Triad (Simplified Chinese: 三合会; Traditional Chinese: 三合會; Pinyin: Sānhéhuì; literally Triad Society) is a collective term that describes many branches of an underground society and organizations based in Hong Kong and also operating in Macao, Taiwan, Mainland China, and Chinatowns in Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Kaijū (怪獣) is a Japanese term that generically translates to monster. ...

Key figures of East Asian cinema

With the rise in popularity of East Asian cinema in the West, Western audiences are becoming more familiar with many of the industry's film-makers and stars. A number of these key players have "crossed over", working in Western films. Others gain exposure through the international success of their films, though many more retain more of a "cult" appeal, finding a degree of Western success through DVD sales rather than cinema releases. Cult film is a colloquial term for a film that has accrued a small but devoted group of fans, having failed to achieve any notoriety outside that group. ...


As East Asian films have grown in popularity, members of the Western film industry have recognised the talents of their counterparts, citing them as influences (notably George Lucas citing Akira Kurosawa) and championing them (such as the growing number of Eastern films released with the endorsement "Quentin Tarantino Presents"). Furthermore, many Eastern films are being remade in Hollywood, which, though it may be considered cashing-in on the original films, or watering them down for a Western audience, it also serves to engender interest in the originals (notably the Ringu trilogy and other Japanese horrors. Some of the more well known figures of East Asian cinema include: George Lucas at the German premiere of Star Wars Episode III in Berlin George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Akira Kurosawa (黒澤 明 Kurosawa Akira, also 黒沢 明 in Shinjitai, 23 March 1910 – 6 September 1998) was a prominent Japanese film director, film producer, and screenwriter. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar-winning screenwriter. ... Ring ) is a 1998 Japanese horror mystery film from director Hideo Nakata, adapted from a novel by Koji Suzuki of the same name. ...


Directors

The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

China

Cai Chusheng (蔡楚生 January 12, 1906 - July 15, 1968) was a Chinese film director of the pre-Communist era. ... Chen Kaige (Simplified Chinese: 陈凯歌; Traditional Chinese: 陳凱歌; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chen Kai-ko) (born August 12, 1952) is a famous Chinese film director. ... Farewell My Concubine (Chinese: 霸王別姬; Pinyin: ) is a 1993 China/Hong Kong movie directed by Chen Kaige written by Lillian Lee and Wei Lu starring Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li, Ge You and Ren Lei. ... DVD case cover. ... Jiang Wen (Chinese: 姜文; pinyin: ; born January 5, 1963) is a Chinese film actor and director. ... In The Heat Of The Sun (Simplified Chinese: 阳光灿烂的日子; Traditional Chinese: 陽光燦爛的日子; Hanyu Pinyin: yáng guãng càn làn de rì zi) is a 1994 movie directed by the famous Chinese actor Jiang Wen. ... Devils on the Doorstep In a remote village that has been in a China decimated by both civil war and the War against Japanese Aggression, a local peasant Ma Dasan is caught by surprise when soldiers from the Chinese Army deposit for a few days two gunnysacks in his home. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jia Zhangke (Simplified Chinese: 贾樟柯; Traditional Chinese: 賈樟柯; pinyin: ) (born 1970) is a Chinese film director. ... Platform (Chinese: 站台; Pinyin: ) is a 2000 film written and directed by Jia Zhangke. ... The World film poster The World (Chinese: Shijie) is a 2004 film written and directed by Jia Zhangke. ... John Woo John Woo (Chinese: 吳宇森; Pinyin: Wú YÇ”sÄ“n) (born 1 May 1946, in Guangzhou, China) is a Chinese film director known especially for the ballet-like violence in his movies. ... Chow Yun-Fat This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chow. ... The Killer (Traditional Chinese: 喋血雙雄, Simplified Chinese: 喋血双雄; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: dip6 hyt3 seong1 hung4; Mandarin Pinyin: ; literally: Bloodshed of Two Heroes) is a 1989 Hong Kong thriller starring Chow Yun-Fat as the hitman Jeffrey, Danny Lee as the cop Little Eagle and Sally Yeh as the singer Jennie. ... Hardboiled crime fiction is a uniquely American style pioneered by Dashiell Hammett, refined by Raymond Chandler, and endlessly imitated since by writers such as Mickey Spillane. ... Broken Arrow is a 1996 American action motion picture starring John Travolta as Major Vic Deakins with Christian Slater as Captain Riley Hale. ... Face/Off is a movie from 1997 directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. ... Paycheck is a 2003 film adaptation of the short story Paycheck by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. ... Fei Mu (1906-1951) was a major Chinese film director from the pre-Communist era. ... Purple Butterfly (Zi hudie) is a Chinese film released in 2003. ... The French poster for Suzhou River - River of Love Suzhou River 苏州河 (2000) is a film noir by Lou Ye about a tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. ... Tian Zhuangzhuang (田壯壯, born in 1952 in Beijing, China) is a Chinese film director. ... (Original title: 藍風箏) 1993 Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival and Best Film at Hawaii International Film Festival (both 1993) The story is told from the perspective of a young boys (Tietou) growing up in the 50s and 60s in Beijing. ... Wang Xiaoshuai (王小帅, born 22 May 1966 in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese film director. ... Wu Yonggang (November 1, 1907 - December 18, 1982) was a prominent Chinese film director during the 1930s. ... Ruan Lingyu (Chinese: 阮玲玉; Pinyin: RuÇŽn Língyù; April 26, 1910 - March 8, 1935) was a Chinese film actress. ... Xie Jin (谢晋, born 21 November 1923 in Zhejiang, China) is a Chinese film director. ... Red Detachment of Women (红色娘子军, pinyin hongse niangzi jun) is a Chinese ballet which premiered in 1964. ... Yuan Muzhi (simplified Chinese: 袁牧之) (born March 3, 1909, died January 30, 1978), was an actor and director of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Street Angel is a 1928 film about a woman who finds herself destitute and on the streets. ... Zhou Xuan Zhou Xuan (周璇, Wades-Giles: Zhou Hsuan) (1 August 1918 - 22 September 1957, Shanghai) was a popular Chinese singer and film actress. ... Zhang Yimou honored at the Hawaii International Film Festival 2005 This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang. ... Red Sorghum (紅高梁, Pinyin: Hong gao liang) is a 1987 Chinese film, the first to be directed by Zhang Yimou, based off a novel by Mo Yan. ... Raise the Red Lantern (Simplified Chinese: 大红灯笼高高挂; Traditional Chinese: 大紅燈籠高高掛; pinyin: Dà Hóng DÄ“nglóng Gāogāo Guà; literally Hang High the Big Red Lantern) is a 1991 Chinese film, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li. ... To Live (Chinese: 活着), aka Lifetimes, is a Chinese movie directed by Zhang Yimou in 1994, with leading roles played by Ge You and Gong Li. ... Hero (Chinese: 英雄; Pinyin: YÄ«ng Xióng) is a Chinese martial arts and drama film, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Jet Li. ... Zhang Yuan (å¼ å…ƒ, born in 1963 in Nanjing, China) is a film director. ... East Palace, West Palace (SC: 东宫西宫, pinyin: Dōng gōng xÄ« gōng) is a 1996 film directed by Zhang Yuan starring Han Si, Hu Jun and Zhao Wei. ... Zhu Shilin (27 July 1899 - 5 January 1967). ...

Hong Kong

Stephen Chow (traditional Chinese : 周星馳 ; simplified Chinese : 周星驰; Cantonese Romanization: Chow Sing Chi ; pinyin : Zhōu XÄ«ngchí) (born June 22, 1962) is a highly popular Hong Kong actor and director, whose expertise in the comedic field has led him to be dubbed the king of comedy by the Hong Kong entertainment... The Hong Kong Promotional poster of Shaolin Soccer Shaolin Soccer (Chinese: 少林足球; Pinyin: Shàolín Zúqiú) is a 2001 Hong Kong comedy directed by acclaimed HK comedian, actor and director, Stephen Chow. ... Kung Fu Hustle (Chinese: 功夫; Pinyin: Gōngfu) is a martial arts film first released in Hong Kong in December 2004. ... Ringo Lam (林嶺東; pinyin: Lin Lingdong; Cantonese: Lam Leng-tung) (born 1955) is a film director known for stylish action thrillers. ... City on Fire (Simplified Chinese: 龙虎风云, Pinyin: Lóng hÇ” fÄ“ng yún) is a gritty and stylish 1987 Hong Kong action film directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee and Sun Yueh. ... Chow Yun-Fat This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chow. ... Jean Claude Van Damme (born October 18, 1960), born Jean-Claude Camille Fran ois Van Varenberg, is a Belgian-born action movie actor whos most known for martial arts films. ... Sammo Hung (Chinese: 洪金寶; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Cantonese: Hung4 Gam1 Bou2) (born in Hong Kong on January 7, 1952) is a Kung Fu movies actor, producer and director. ... Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industrys global fame. ... Alternative meaning: Kung Fu (TV series) Kung fu or gongfu (功夫, Pinyin: gōngfu) is a well-known Chinese term used in the West to designate Chinese martial arts. ... Martial arts film is a film genre that originated in the Pacific Rim. ... Jackie Chan (born April 7, 1954 in Hong Kong) is a Chinese martial artist, actor, director, stuntman and singer. ... Yuen Biao, chinese actor Yuen Biao (元彪) (born 26 July 1957) is a Chinese actor from Hong Kong. ... Martial Law was a television show that ran from 1998 to 2000. ... Yuen Woo-ping on the set of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yuen. ... UK DVD cover Drunken Master (醉拳, Zui quan--literally Drunken Boxing) is a movie directed by Yuen Wo Ping, starring Jackie Chan and Hwang Jang-Lee, first released in 1978. ... Jackie Chan (born April 7, 1954 in Hong Kong) is a Chinese martial artist, actor, director, stuntman and singer. ... Sammo Hung (Chinese: 洪金寶; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Cantonese: Hung4 Gam1 Bou2) (born in Hong Kong on January 7, 1952) is a Kung Fu movies actor, producer and director. ... Stage Combat is a specialized method of physical theatre designed to create the illusion of physical combat for theatrical, operatic and ballet productions. ... The Matrix series consists primarily of three films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, all directed by the Wachowski brothers and set in the same universe. ... Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Traditional Chinese: 臥虎藏龍; Simplified Chinese: 卧虎藏龙; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a wuxia (martial arts and chivalry) film released in 2000. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar-winning screenwriter. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jackie Chan (born April 7, 1954 in Hong Kong) is a Chinese martial artist, actor, director, stuntman and singer. ... Tsui Hark (Chinese: 徐克; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsü Ko) (born Tsui Man-kong (徐文光) on February 15, 1950) is a New Wave film director in Hong Kong who is also a highly influential producer, often likened to Steven Spielberg for a similar galvanizing effect on his countrys cinematic scene. ... Wong Kar-wai (王家衛; pinyin: Wáng Jiāwèi) (born July 17, 1958) is a Hong Kong film director. ... Lo Wei (1918-1996) was a famous Hong Kong film director best known for The Big Boss and Fist of Fury- both of which starred Bruce Lee. ...

Japan

Kinji Fukasaku (深作欣二 Fukasaku Kinji) (3 July 1930 – 12 January 2003) was a Japanese film actor, writer and director. ... This article or section may be confusing for some readers, and should be edited to be clearer or more simplified. ... Battles Without Honor and Humanity (Jingi Naki Tatakai, 仁義なき戦い) is a groundbreaking 1973 yakuza film by Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku. ... Ishirō Honda (本多 猪四郎 Honda Ishirō, May 7, 1911 in Yamagata Prefecture – February 28, 1993) was a Japanese film director. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... KaijÅ« (怪獣) is a Japanese term that generically translates to monster. ... Godzilla (ゴジラ - Gojira) is a 1954 Japanese science fiction film, produced by Toho Film Company Ltd. ... Mothra (モスラ - Mosura) is a 1961 daikaiju eiga from Toho Studios, directed by genre regular Ishirō Honda with special effects by legend Eiji Tsuburaya. ... King Kong vs. ... Mothra vs Godzilla (モスラ対ゴジラ - Mosura tai Gojira) is a tokusatsu kaiju film, and the 4th Godzilla film, produced by Toho Company Ltd. ... Destroy All Monsters (also known as Attack of the Marching Monsters, and Koiju So Shingeki in the original Japanese) is a 1968 film. ... Shohei Imamura (今村 昌平 Imamura Shōhei) (born 15 September 1926 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese film director. ... The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Ballad of Narayama (Original title: 楢山節考:Narayama bushiko) is a Japanese film from 1958 by Keisuke Kinoshita. ... The Eel can refer to: The Eel, a 1997 Japanese film directed by Shohei Imamura The Eel, a pulp fiction character created by Hugh B. Cave An eel is a fish belonging to the order Anguilliformes Eels is an American rock band formed by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett This... Spoiler warning: The Insect Woman is a 1963 film directed by Shōhei Imamura. ... Kuroi Ame (黒い雨; Black Rain in English) is a 1989 Japanese film by director Imamura Shohei based on the novel of the same name by Ibuse Masuji. ... Shunji Iwai, filming 2004s Hana & Alice Shunji Iwai (岩井俊二 Iwai Shunji, born Januray 24th, 1963 in Sendai, Japan, Miyagi prefecture). ... KINUGASA Teinosuke (Japanese: 衣笠貞之助) (born 1 January 1896 in Mie-ken, Japan; died 26 February 1982 in Kyoto, Japan) is a Japanese film director. ... A Page of Madness ) is a silent film by Japanese film director Teinosuke Kinugasa, made in the early 1920s. ... Jigokumon (Japanese: 地獄門, Gate of Hell) is a 1953 film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. ... Ryuhei Kitamura (北村龍平 Kitamura RyÅ«hei, born May 30, 1969) is a Japanese film director growing in popularity in Japan and in the international Japanese film community. ... Versus is a 2000 Japanese action/horror film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura. ... Azumi (あずみ) is a manga (Japanese comic) series created by Yu Koyama. ... KaijÅ« (怪獣) is a Japanese term that generically translates to monster. ... Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) is the 50th anniversary film in the Godzilla series of films. ... Takeshi Kitano at Cannes, 2000 Takeshi Kitano (北野 æ­¦, Kitano Takeshi, b. ... Akira Kurosawa (黒澤 明 Kurosawa Akira, also é»’æ²¢ 明 in Shinjitai, 23 March 1910 – 6 September 1998) was a prominent Japanese film director, film producer, and screenwriter. ... Ikiru (生きる) is a 1952 black and white movie written and directed by the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and inspired by Leo Tolstoys The Death of Ivan Ilyich. ... Rashōmon (羅生門) is a 1950 Japanese motion picture directed by Akira Kurosawa (in collaboration with Kazuo Miyagawa) and starring Toshiro Mifune. ... The Seven Samurai (七人の侍 Shichinin no samurai, 1954 also known as Seven Samurai in the UK) is a movie co-written, edited, & directed by Akira Kurosawa starring Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune. ... Kagemusha (影武者) is a film by Akira Kurosawa. ... Ran (Japanese: , chaos) is a 1985 film written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. ... Kiyoshi Kurosawa (é»’æ²¢ 清 Kurosawa Kiyoshi) is a Japanese filmmaker. ... Takashi Miike Takashi Miike ) (born August 24, 1960 in Osaka, Japan) is a highly prolific Japanese filmmaker. ... Audition (オーディション; ÅŒdishon) is a 1999 film directed by Takashi Miike based on a Ryu Murakami novel of the same title, starring Ryo Ishibashi and Eihi Shiina. ... Ichi the Killer (2001) (also Koroshiya Ichi or 殺し屋1) is a highly controversial film directed by Takashi Miike and adapted from a manga by Hideo Yamamoto. ... The Happiness of the Katakuris DVD cover The Happiness of the Katakuris (Japanese: Katakuri-ke no kōfuku) is a 2001 film directed by Takashi Miike, with screenplay by Kikumi Yamagishi. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Tereki Tsutomu. ... Studio Ghibli logo Studio Ghibli Inc. ... Princess Mononoke ( — Mononoke Hime) is a Japanese animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and was first released in Japan on July 12, 1997 and in the U.S. on October 29, 1999 in select cities and on November 26, 1999. ... Spirited Away, or The Spiriting Away of Sen and Chihiro ) is a 2001 movie by the Japanese anime studio Studio Ghibli, directed by famed animator Hayao Miyazaki. ... Howls Moving Castle (Japanese: ハウルの動く城 ) is a Japanese anime film based on Diana Wynne Jones novel of the same name and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli. ... Kenji Mizoguchi (溝口 健二 Mizoguchi Kenji; May 16, 1898 – August 24, 1956) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. ... The Life of Oharu (西鶴一代女 Saikaku Ichidai Onna) is a 1952 film by director Kenji Mizoguchi starring Kinuyo Tanaka as Oharu, a one-time concubine of a daimyō (and mother of a later daimyō) who struggles to escape the stigma of having been sold into prostitution by her father. ... Ugetsu, aka Ugetsu Monogatari (雨月物語), is a 1953 film by acclaimed Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi. ... Sansho the Bailiff (山椒大夫 Sanshō DayÅ«) is a 1954 film by Kenji Mizoguchi. ... Hideo Nakata (中田秀夫 Nakata Hideo, born July 19, 1961, in Okayama) is a Japanese film director. ... Ring ) is a 1998 Japanese horror mystery film from director Hideo Nakata, adapted from a novel by Koji Suzuki of the same name. ... Dark Water is a 2002 Japanese horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, who is better known as the director of Ringu and Ringu 2, and based on a work by Koji Suzuki. ... Nagisa Oshima (大島 渚 ÅŒshima Nagisa, born March 31, 1932) is a famous Japanese director. ... In the Realm of the Senses (dvd) In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no KorÄ«da, 愛のコリーダ, lit. ... Merry Christmas, Mr. ... Yasujiro Ozu (小津 安二郎 Ozu Yasujirō) (December 12, 1903 - December 12, 1963) was an influential Japanese film director. ... Late Spring (晩春 Banshun) is a 1949 Japanese film by Yasujiro Ozu, and many consider it his finest achievement. ... A 1951 film by Yasujiro Ozu. ... Tokyo Story (東京物語 Tokyo Monogatari) is a 1953 Japanese movie by Yasujiro Ozu, in which elderly parents from the seaside town of Onomichi visit their busy children in Tokyo — a journey which, before the introduction of the bullet train, took almost a day — only to be neglected by them. ... Good Morning is a 1959 comedy film from director Yasujiro Ozu, one of only six films that he made in colour, in which two boys, brothers, go on a silence strike in an attempt to pressure their parents into buying a television set. ... Katsuhiro Otomo Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋 ÅŒtomo Katsuhiro) (born April 14, 1954 in Hasama, Miyagi, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist and anime director. ... For other uses, see Manga (disambiguation). ... Akira (Japanese: ) is a 1988 anime film by Katsuhiro Otomo. ... Steamboy (2004), is director Katsuhiro Otomos second major (anime) release, following Akira. ... Kaneto Shindo (新藤兼人 Shindō Kaneto, born 28 April 1912 in Hiroshima, Japan) is a Japanese film director. ... Onibaba (1964) is a Japanese film, directed by Kaneto Shindo and starring Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura and Kei Sato. ...

South Korea

Im Kwon-taek (born Jangseong, May 2, 1936) is one of the most famous Korean directors. ... Sopyonje (서편제) is a South Korean film directed by Im Kwon-taek in 1993. ... Chi-hwa-seon is a 2002 South Korean movie released film about Jang Seung-up (Oh-won), a nineteenth-century Korean painter who changed the direction of Korean art. ... Jang Jun-hwan (b. ... Save the Green Planet! (Korean title: 지구를 지켜라!, Jigureul Jikyeora!) is a South Korean film from the year 2003. ... Kang Je-gyu (b. ... Shiri (Swiri) is a 1999 Korean film written and directed by Kang Je-gyu. ... Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War is a 2004 film directed by Kang Je-gyu dealing with the Korean War, a bloody civil war where brothers turn into enemies. ... Kim Ji-Woon, born in 1964, is a Korean film director with a strong sense of visual design. ... The Quiet Family (조용한 가족, Choyonghan Kajok) is a 1998 South Korean horror-comedy film. ... A Tale of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련 Janghwa, Hongryeon) is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror film. ... A Bittersweet Life is a 2005 film by Korean director Kim Ji-woon. ... Kim Ki-duk is a Korean film maker noted for his meditative, philosophical films. ... The Isle movie poster The Isle (Seom) is a South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk in the year 2000. ... Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. ... 3-Iron (or 빈집 (Bin-jip) meaning Empty Houses in Korean) is a 2004 Korean film from Kim Ki-duk, the director of the acclaimed Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. ... Kim Ki-young (10 October 1919 - February 5, 1998) was a Korean film director, known for his intensely psychosexual and melodramatic horror films, often dealing primarily with female characters. ... The Housemaid (하녀, Hanyeo) is a 1960 black-and-white Korean film. ... Na Woon-gyu (나운규 or Na Un-gyu, Na Un-kyu, Na Woon-kyu, etc. ... Arirang is a 1926 Korean film. ... Park Chan-wook (born August 23, 1963) is a South Korean director and screenwriter. ... Sympathy for Mr. ... OLDBOY (Hangul:올드보이) is a 2003 South Korean film directed by Park Chan-wook based on a Japanese manga of the same name, written by Minegishi Nobuaki and Tsuchiya Garon. ... Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is a 2005 South Korean film by director Park Chan-wook, and is the third installment in his trilogy of vengeance themed films, following Oldboy (2003) and Sympathy for Mr. ... Park Kwang-su is a Korean filmmaker. ...

Taiwan

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Sense and Sensibility (disambiguation). ... Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Traditional Chinese: 臥虎藏龍; Simplified Chinese: 卧虎藏龙; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a wuxia (martial arts and chivalry) film released in 2000. ... Hulk (2003) is a movie based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ... Brokeback Mountain is an acclaimed, award-winning 2005 film that depicts a sexual, romantic, and emotional relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983. ... Edward Yang (pinyin: Yang De Chang), along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming Liang, is one of the leading filmmakers and artists of the Taiwanese New Wave and Taiwanese Cinema. ...

Actors

Chow Yun-Fat This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chow. ... Maggie Cheung For Maggie Cheung Ho Yee (張可頤) please go to Maggie Cheung Ho Yee. ... Rosamund Kwan Chi-Lam (关之琳, Kwan Ji-Lam) is a Hong Kong actress. ... Yuen Biao, chinese actor Yuen Biao (元彪) (born 26 July 1957) is a Chinese actor from Hong Kong. ... Michelle Yeoh at Cannes, 2000 Dato Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (Chinese: 楊紫瓊; Pinyin: Yáng Zǐqióng; born August 6, 1962) is a Hong Kong-based actress and dancer, sometimes billed as Michelle Khan. Yeoh is a Chinese Malaysian born in Ipoh, Malaysia. ... Toshiro Mifune in Yojimbo. ... Choi Min-sik was born on January 22, 1962 in Seoul, South Korea. ... Chang Chen (born October 14, 1976) is a Taiwanese actor, born in Taipei. ... Bruce Lee. ... Gong Li in Chen Kaiges The Emperor and the Assassin This is a Chinese name; the family name is Gong. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang. ... Jet Li Jet Li (Traditional Chinese: 李連杰; Simplified Chinese: 李连杰; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Li Lien-chieh; Cantonese: Ley5 Lin4 Git6; born April 26, 1963) is a Chinese martial artist and film actor. ... Song Kang-ho (송강호) (b. ... Top: Andy Lau (right) with Idy Chan in 1983 TVB The Return of the Condor Heroes - Bottom: Andy Lau (left) with Takeshi Kaneshiro in 2004 House of Flying Daggers Andy Lau in Infernal Affairs (2002) Andy Lau Tak-wah (Traditional Chinese: 劉德華; Simplified Chinese: 刘德华; Pinyin: ; Jyutping: Lau4 Dak1 Waa4) (born September... Brigitte Lin (Chinese: 林青霞; Pinyin: ) or Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia (born November 3, 1954) is a Taiwanese actress. ... LAmant, or The Lover, starring Jane March and Tony Leung. ...

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