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Anita Mui is a Actor and Vocals Chinoise born on 10 october 1963 at Hong Kong (Chine)

Anita Mui

Anita Mui
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Nationality Chine
Birth 10 october 1963 at Hong Kong (Chine)
Death 30 december 2003 (at 40 years)
Awards Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress

Anita Mui Yim-fong (10 October 1963 – 30 December 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actress. During her prime years, Mui made major contributions to the Cantopop music scene while receiving numerous awards and honours. She remained an idol throughout most of her career, and was generally regarded as a Cantopop diva. Mui once held a sold-out concert in Hammersmith, London, England, where she was dubbed the "Madonna of Asia (東方麥當娜)" and brought her to further international fame. That title stayed with her throughout her career, and has been used as a comparison for both Eastern and Western media.

In the 1980s, the gangtai style of music was revolutionised by Mui's wild dancing and on-stage femininity. She was famed for her outrageous costumes and high-power performances in combination with contralto vocals, which are rare in female artists. Her fan base reached far beyond Hong Kong into many parts of Asia, including Taiwan, mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia, and other countries as well. In the Hong Kong entertainment industry, where stars often rise and fall quickly, Mui remained in the spotlight for 21 years (1982–2003). Her career came to a halt in 2003 when she announced that she had cervical cancer, and she died later that year at the age of 40. Mui's continuing commemoration by the Hong Kong entertainment industry was due not only to her music and film legacies, but also her involvement in charity and humanitarian work.

Biography

Anita Mui commence sa carrière d'artiste à l'âge de cinq ans, lorsqu'elle se produit, en compagnie de sa sœur, dans un numéro alternant chansons de variété et opéra. À l'âge de 18 ans, Anita Mui remporte un concours de chant à la télévision, qui permet à sa carrière de décoller de façon fulgurante. Elle devient alors une star de la cantopop et se voit décerner le surnom de "Madonna asiatique". En 1983, parallèlement à la chanson, Anita Mui commence une carrière d'actrice en tournant dans bon nombre de productions cinématographiques de Hong Kong, sous la direction de cinéastes renommés, tels Tsui Hark, Johnnie To ou encore Jackie Chan.

Cependant, au moment de la rétrocession de Hong Kong à la République populaire de Chine, Anita Mui prend du recul par rapport à sa carrière artistique.

En 2003, atteinte d'un cancer, elle accepte néanmoins un rôle dans le film Le Secret des poignards volants réalisé par Zhang Yimou. Affaiblie par sa maladie, le réalisateur lui propose de repousser le tournage de ses scènes au début de l'année 2004. Après son décès le 30 décembre 2003, le cinéaste décide de modifier le scénario plutôt que de lui trouver une remplaçante. Le nom d'Anita Mui reste présent au générique.

Best films

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
(Actress)

Usually with

Corey Yuen
Corey Yuen
(6 films)
Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(3 films)
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
(5 films)
Leslie Cheung
Leslie Cheung
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Anita Mui (35 films)

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Actress

July Rhapsody, 1h43
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jacky Cheung, Anita Mui, Karena Lam, Race Wong
Roles Chan Man-ching
Rating70% 3.536453.536453.536453.536453.53645
Jacky Cheung plays Lam Yiu-Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher who is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion dinners. After all these years, Lam is still living in a modest apartment with his wife, Man Ching (Anita Mui) and two teenage sons.
Wu Yen
Wu Yen (2001)
, 2h3
Directed by Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Historical
Actors Anita Mui, Cecilia Cheung, Sammi Cheng, Joe Cheng, Wong Tin-Lam, Hui Shiu-hung
Roles Emperor Qi / Ancestor Huan
Rating61% 3.097963.097963.097963.097963.09796
Une légende célèbre raconte qu’un empereur un peu idiot eut la mauvaise idée de libérer un esprit maléfique alors qu’il avait perdu son armée dans la forêt. Cet esprit se transforma alors en une belle jeune femme et vint s’immiscer entre l’empereur et sa nouvelle femme, Wu Yen.
The Business of Strangers, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about psychiatry
Actors Stockard Channing, Julia Stiles, Fred Weller, Marcus Giamatti, Mary Testa, Salem Ludwig
Rating62% 3.147443.147443.147443.147443.14744
Julie Styron (Channing) is a middle-aged businesswoman flying out of town to attend an important meeting. When her CEO contacts her and asks her to meet him for dinner afterward, she worries that her job may be in danger and engages the help of a headhunter named Nick Harris (Fred Weller) to look for a new position. Her mood worsens when her new assistant Paula Murphy (Stiles) is 45 minutes late to the meeting, which as a result goes badly. After its end, Julie fires Paula and they part ways.
Dance of a Dream, 1h34
Directed by Andrew Lau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Sports films, Musical films
Actors Sandra Ng, Anita Mui, Andy Lau, Edison Chen, Cherrie Ying, Gordon Lam
Roles Tina Cheung
Rating60% 3.0497953.0497953.0497953.0497953.049795
Namson Lau (Andy Lau) est professeur de danse de salon. Sur scène, il apparaît comme un gentleman raffiné et suave, mais c'est en réalité quelqu'un de rusé et cupide, et la danse est pour lui un moyen de faire fortune, sans aucune autre marque d'intérêt. Kam (Sandra Ng) a un vie médiocre et un travail ennuyeux, mais est de nature optimiste. Un jour, lors d'un bal organisé par l'aristocrate Tina Cheung (Anita Mui), Namson exécute une danse avec Tina devant Kam qui fait partie du public. Enchantée par la prestation de danse de Namson, elle décide de s'inscrire à ses cours, dans l'espoir de réaliser son rêve de danser aussi bien avec lui un jour. Pendant ce temps, Jimmy (Edison Chen), le frère cadet de Tina, confie également à Namson la tâche d'initier sa sœur au tango. Kam travaille dur à temps partiel pour payer ses cours de danse, tandis que Namson travaille à la réalisation de son rêve d'acheter son studio de danse dans Central et de participer au Festival de danse de Blackpool en Angleterre. De ce fait, il néglige les progrès de ses élèves et ne se soucie plus que de gagner de l’argent avec eux, comme à l’époque où il avait rencontré Tina au bal et où son but avait été de la persuader de prendre des leçons de danse avec lui.
Eighteen Springs, 2h6
Directed by Ann Hui
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Leon Lai, Anita Mui, Annie Wu Chen Chun, Wang Zhiwen
Roles Gu Manlu
Rating67% 3.392293.392293.392293.392293.39229
Gu Manzhen (Jacklyn Wu) is an educated girl, working in a Shanghai factory as a clerical assistant. Her elder sister Manlu (Anita Mui), who works as a nightclub hostess, supports her family. At the factory Manzhen meets two male former classmates, Xu Shuhui (Huang Lei) and Shen Shijun (Leon Lai), and the three become firm friends. Manzhen falls in love with the introverted Shijun, who hails from a wealthy family in Nanjing and is working in Shanghai because he does not want to inherit his father’s merchandising business.
Rumble in the Bronx, 1h26
Directed by Stanley Tong
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Kung fu, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Films about the labor movement, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip, Marc Akerstream, Bill Tung, Garvin Cross
Roles Elaine
Rating67% 3.3508853.3508853.3508853.3508853.350885
Ma Hon Keung (Jackie Chan), a Hong Kong cop comes to New York to attend the wedding of his Uncle Bill (Bill Tung) who introduces his new, African-American wife Whitney to him down at his supermarket, which he owns and has sold to Elaine (Anita Mui). Uncle Bill's friend, Steven Lo (Jamie Luk), loans him a vintage automobile for the wedding. Later that night, a street gang starts a motorcycle race near Uncle Bill's apartment. They are about to run over his friend's car until Keung jumps down and stops them. He soon starts a rivalry with the street gang when he drives them away from the supermarket that they were robbing and vandalizing. This starts a series of brawls in which the bikers try to corner Keung and finish him off. When a member of the street gang named Angelo (Garvin Cross) gets involved in an illegal diamond deal gone bad and steals the diamonds, the small-time gangsters become the victims of a much larger and more effective criminal syndicate led by White Tiger (Kris Lord). While running away with the diamonds, Angelo leaves them in a cushion, which is unknowingly used by Keung for the wheelchair of a disabled Chinese American boy named Danny (Morgan Lam), who is raised by his elder sister Nancy (Françoise Yip), a lingerie model/dancer who works in a seedy bar and is an associate/girlfriend of the bikers. Keung befriends Nancy and advises her to stay away from crime. When the gangsters see this, they chase Keung and Nancy. After failing to confront Keung, the bikers turn up at Elaine's supermarket and start vandalizing it, during which two of Angelo's men are captured by White Tiger's men, who turn up at the supermarket in search of Angelo. Angelo's colleagues are unaware of his diamond heist and one is executed in a tree-shredder; his remains are given back to the other gangster to show to his friends as a warning to return the multimillion-dollar goods. In the meantime, Keung and Nancy go to the bikers' shed after the latest supermarket attack, and Keung defeats them in another brawl, at which point the shredded remains are brought back.
The Enforcer, 1h44
Directed by Corey Yuen
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Gangster films
Actors Jet Li, Anita Mui, Mo Tse, Blackie Ko, Collin Chou, Damian Lau
Roles Inspector Fong
Rating65% 3.2503853.2503853.2503853.2503853.250385
Kung Wei, a police officer of the People's Republic of China, is assigned to spy on a group of Hong Kong terrorists. Despite his worries about his sick wife, who suffered severe asthma, and his eight-year-old son Ku Kung, a martial arts student, Wei's duty interferes with his familial relationship.
The Legend of Drunken Master, 1h42
Directed by Jackie Chan, Liu Chia-liang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jackie Chan, Ti Lung, Anita Mui, Andy Lau, Liu Chia-liang, Bruce Lee
Roles Mrs. Wong
Rating74% 3.748813.748813.748813.748813.74881
The story begins in presumably early 20th century China at a crowded train station, with Wong Fei Hung (Jackie Chan), his father Dr. Wong Kei Ying (Ti Lung), and the family servant Tso (Cheung Chi-Gwong), waiting in line. Wong Fei Hung is angry about having to pay a duty on the ginseng that Kei Ying is bringing back for a client. Disobeying his father, Fei Hung hides the ginseng in the suitcase of an employee of the British consul to avoid the tax.
The Heroic Trio, 1h28
Directed by Johnnie To
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Superhero films
Actors Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung, Anthony Wong, Damian Lau, Paul Chun
Roles Tung / Wonder Woman
Rating64% 3.249073.249073.249073.249073.24907
An invisible woman is kidnapping newborn babies who are destined to be emperors and delivering them to the mysterious subterranean supernatural Evil Master. The police are powerless, and the city must be saved by three very different women who share a terrible past. Anita Mui plays the mild-mannered wife of a police inspector who's also the mask-wearing, sword-slinging and knife-throwing crime fighter, Wonder Woman. Maggie Cheung plays the shotgun-toting, hard-boiled bounty hunter, Thief Catcher. Michelle Yeoh is Invisible Girl, the troubled but determined strong right arm of the Evil Master.
Fight Back to School 3, 1h29
Directed by Wong Jing
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Stephen Chow, Sharla Cheung, Anita Mui, Anthony Wong, Natalis Chan, Kathy Chow
Roles Judy Tong Wong
Rating62% 3.1034453.1034453.1034453.1034453.103445
Stephen Chow returns as Chow Sing-Sing, the obnoxious undercover cop who seems to get into all sorts of trouble, only this time he doesn’t go back to school. Instead, Chow goes undercover as the husband of a wealthy socialite (Anita Mui), which doesn’t sit well with his fiancée played by Cheung Man who tries to convince Chow to quit working as undercover.
The Heroic Trio 2: Executioners, 1h37
Directed by Johnnie To, Ching Siu-tung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Superhero films
Actors Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung, Damian Lau, Anthony Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Roles Tung / Wonder Woman
Rating58% 2.9022452.9022452.9022452.9022452.902245
Executioners reunites the main characters of The Heroic Trio in a dark, post-apocalyptic story set in a world ravaged by war, torn by social and political strife, and desperately short of uncontaminated water.
The Mad Monk, 1h29
Directed by Johnnie To, Ching Siu-tung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion
Actors Stephen Chow, Maggie Cheung, Anthony Wong, Kirk Wong, Ng Man-tat, Wong Yat-fei
Roles Goddess of Mercy
Rating61% 3.0963753.0963753.0963753.0963753.096375
The movie starts out with all of the gods in heaven complaining to the Jade Emperor about the malicious practical jokes played on them by Dragon Fighter Lohan. The Emperor summons Dragon's sworn-brother, Tiger Fighter Lohan (Ng Man Tat), in order to find Dragon. Dragon (Stephen Chow) eventually appears and rebuke the various gods for their horrible judgments on mankind. He insisted he can do a better job and is banished to be reincarnated into an animal by the Jade Emperor. The Bodhisattva Guan Yin (Anita Mui) intervene and issues Dragon a challenge. If he can change the fates of three people—a beggar, a prostitute, and a villain—doomed to nine incarnations as their current position in life within three heavenly days (thirty years), without heavenly powers, he will be upgraded in heavenly status. If he fails, he will be downgraded from an arhat to an animal. The Bodhisattva gives him a magical fan that can only be used three times a day for sleight-of-hand-like magic tricks to help him in his mission. However, heavenly soldiers force him down from heaven before he has the fan in hand.
The Magic Crane, 1h36
Directed by Benny Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Wuxia films
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Anita Mui, Rosamund Kwan, Damian Lau, Lawrence Ng
Roles Pak Wan-Fai
Rating62% 3.1387053.1387053.1387053.1387053.138705
Les clans du monde des arts martiaux se réunissent pour tenter de mettre en échec l'influence grandissante d'une nouvelle secte martiale avide de pouvoir. Le jeune Ma Kwun Mo, qui se rend à cette réunion avec son maître en tant que représentant de l'école la plus mineure qui soit, rencontre sur la route une mystérieuse jeune femme qui chevauche une grue géante.
Justice, My Foot!, 1h42
Directed by Johnnie To
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Actors Stephen Chow, Anita Mui, Ng Man-tat, Carrie Ng, Bryan Leung, Eddy Ko
Roles Mrs. Sung
Rating67% 3.3953553.3953553.3953553.3953553.395355
Sung (Chow) is by far the best lawyer in Guangdong and the outlying areas of Southeast China. His skills have earned his family an excellent living, albeit his habit of winning all his cases by whatever means necessary. Because of his shyster ways, none of his sons survived beyond a year old, causing grief for his wife Madam Sung (Mui). Upon the death of his 13th son, Sung decides to retire from law, and switch to business, opening an inn in the middle of town, and a tea stand on the outskirts of the city.