TSUI HARK
TSUI HARK
TRADITIONAL CHINESE 徐克
AKA Chui Hak Xu Ke

DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH
15/02/1950 French Cochinchina [now Vietnam]

BIOGRAPHY
Mini biography Tsui Hark recently became the first Chinese film director to ever join the board of judges for the 57th Cannes Film Festival this year. An internationally acclaimed visionary director, Tsui Hark started making experimental films with 8mm film when he was only 13. After graduating from University of Texas in Austin, majoring in film, Tsui Hark returned to Hong Kong in 1977 and landed a job working in television. A year later, Tsui directed his film debut, The Butterfly Murders. The film raised a lot of attention, and was hailed by many as the start of a new wave in Hong Kong cinema. After making numerous critically and box office successful films, Tsui Hark co-founded his own production house Film Workshop with his wife, Nansun Shi in 1984. Although the company was intended to be contemporary, it went on to become one of the most successful production companies in Hong Kong, having produced now deemed timeless classics such as A Chinese Ghost Story and A Better Tomorrow, which was directed by John Woo and starred the amazing Chow Yun Fat. Considered the master of kung-fu action films and a legend, Tsui Hark's Swordsman, Swordsman 2, New Dragon Inn, and Once Upon a Time in China, created a new era and standard for the wuxia genre that has now become a trend in filmmaking.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY - ACTOR
1988 I Love Maria
...aka "Roboforce"


SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY - DIRECTOR
1979 The Butterfly Murders
1984 Aces Go Places III - Our Man from Bond Street
...aka "Mad Mission III"
...aka "Mad Mission 3"
...aka "Aces Go Places 3"
...aka "Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street"
2001 Black Mask II
...aka "Black Mask 2"
2005 Seven Swords
...aka "7 Swords"
2010 Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame


SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY - ACTION CHOREOGRAPHER
1986 Above The Law
...aka "Righting Wrongs"
...aka "Zhi fa xian feng"