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Zhang Yimou

Zhang Yimou (born November 14, 1950 or 1951)  is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is counted amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial debut in 1987 with Red Sorghum. Zhang has won numerous awards and recognitions, with Best Foreign Film nominations for Ju Dou in 1990 and Raise the Red Lantern in 1991, Silver Lion and Golden Lion prizes at the Venice Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. One of Zhang's recurrent themes is the resilience of Chinese people in the face of hardship and adversity, a theme which has been explored in such films as, for example, To Live (1994) and Not One Less (1999). His films are particularly noted for their rich use of colour, as can be seen in some of his early films, like Raise the Red Lantern, and in his wuxia films like Hero and House of Flying Daggers. Description above from the Wikipedia article Zhang Yimou, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    


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Born:
Nov 14, 1951 In Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Movie/TV Credits:
4
First Appeared:
In the movie Old Well 1986-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Cause: The Birth of Hero 2002-12-05
Known For
Poster of Cause: The Birth of Hero
Poster of Keep Cool
Poster of A Terra-Cotta Warrior
Poster of Old Well
Filmography
Movie Cause: The Birth of Hero Himself 2002-12-05
Movie Keep Cool Junk-peddler 1997-05-16
Movie A Terra-Cotta Warrior General Mong Tianfang 1989-12-18
Movie Old Well 1986-01-01