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Kuo-Fu Chen is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor Taiwanais born on 13 may 1958

Kuo-Fu Chen

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Birth name 陳國富
Nationality Taiwan
Birth 13 may 1958 (60 years)

Chen Kuo-Fu (born 13 May 1958) is a Taiwanese film director, screenwriter and producer. His film The Personals was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.

Born in 1958 Chen worked as a film critic before debuting as a director in 1989 with School Girl. In the 1990s, he continued to explore the world through a female perspective with Treasure Island, The Peony Pavilion (inspired by traditional drama of the same name) and anti-romantic comedy The Personals. The latter, in which a single woman searches for Mr. Right on a series of blind dates, screened in Cannes' Un Certain Regard sidebar and was distributed in Asia, Europe and North America.

In 2000 Chen became the head of the production unit of the Asian branch of Columbia Pictures. Here he accumulated experience in international film making and connections to young Chinese directors such as Feng Xiaogang. With these he would later join Huayi Brothers Media Corporation and continue his works in China.

In 2001 Chen began to concentrate on feature film production beginning with Su Chao-Bin's youth comedy Better Than Sex through his company Nan Fang Film Productions. The following year, he directed and produced the supernatural thriller Double Vision. The film was distributed internationally by co-producer Columbia Pictures.

In 2009 Chen served as an executive producer of China's then highest grossing domestic film of all time, Feng Xiaogang's romantic drama If You Are the One.

Biography

Kuo-Fu Chen a commencé à travailler comme critique de cinéma avant de devenir réalisateur. Son quatrième film, Partagerait bonheur... (1998) a été sélectionné au Festival de Cannes 1999 dans la section Un certain regard. Son film suivant Double Vision (2002) a connu le succès à Taïwan. Depuis le début des années 2000, il travaille pour la compagnie de production Huayi Brothers .

Best films

Usually with

Stephen Fung
Stephen Fung
(2 films)
Arthur Wong
Arthur Wong
(2 films)
Rene Liu
Rene Liu
(4 films)
Angelababy
Angelababy
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kuo-Fu Chen (20 films)

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Director

The Message, 1h58
Directed by Gao Qunshu, Kuo-Fu Chen
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Politic
Themes Political films
Actors 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Li Bingbing (李冰冰), Huang Xiaoming, Duan Yihong, Deng Jiajia
Rating73% 3.695983.695983.695983.695983.69598
In Nanking 1942, following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief Taketa (Huang Xiaoming) gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of "cat and mouse" ensues as the Chinese espionage agent attempts to send out a crucial message while protecting his/her own identity.
Double Vision, 1h52
Directed by Kuo-Fu Chen
Origin Taiwan
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Horror, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Tony Leung Ka-fai, David Morse, Rene Liu, Yang Kuei-Mei, Leon Dai, Brett Climo
Rating63% 3.1983753.1983753.1983753.1983753.198375
Police detective Huang Huo-tu, a Waisheng ren (Mainland Chinese) in Taiwan, has been relegated to a mundane job as a Foreign Affairs Officer as punishment for blowing the whistle on corruption in the force, and his colleagues have turned their backs on him. His young daughter is left traumatized after being taken hostage in a gun battle, and his wife Ching-fang is filing for divorce. Huang is on the verge of a severe nervous breakdown.
The Personals, 1h44
Directed by Kuo-Fu Chen
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Rene Liu, Chen Chao-jung, Doze Niu
Rating72% 3.6363853.6363853.6363853.6363853.636385
Quoique fort jolie, Du Jia-zhen (Rene Liu ; Murmur of Youth), une ophtalmologiste, a passé une annonce matrimoniale. Depuis des mois, son amant, un homme marié, ne lui donne aucune nouvelle malgré les messages qu'elle laisse sur son répondeur. A son annonce, elle reçoit de nombreuses réponses d'hommes en manque d'amour. Elle en rencontre de trois à quatre par jour : du sans gêne au timide, du jeune au vieux, un instituteur, un ouvrier, un agent immobilier, un VRP, un artiste et même une photographe homosexuelle. Autant de portraits qui représentent les différentes couches sociales de Taïwan. Du Jia-zhen ponctue ses rencontres de confidences sur le répondeur de son amant.

Scriptwriter

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, 2h14
Directed by Tsui Hark
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Angelababy, Kim Bum, Lin Gengxin, Carina Lau, Chen Kun
Roles Writer
Rating64% 3.2442353.2442353.2442353.2442353.244235
In the South China Sea a Chinese fleet is attacked by a mysterious sea creature, destroying many ships and leaving the remainder severely damaged. Shortly afterwards, the young Dee Renjie (Mark Chao) arrives in the Imperial Capital Luoyang, after receiving a recommendation to join the Ministry of Justice. In an attempt to appease the sea creature, the city officials have selected the beautiful courtesan Yin Ruiji (Angelababy) to be given to the monster. Empress Wu (Carina Lau), currently serving as the regent for the current emperor, charges Yuchi (Feng Shaofeng), a member of the Ministry of Justice, to investigate the sea monster attacks, threatening execution if he does not succeed in ten days. Shortly after arriving at the temple to be cleansed before the ceremony, Yin Ruiji is attacked by a group of bandits. The attackers are intercepted by Dee, who uses his powers of deduction to anticipate the threat against Ruiji. While Dee and the kidnappers are occupied, the unconscious Ruiji is taken by "the sea monster" but is rescued by Dee before the creature is able to escape. Upon arriving at the temple and defeating the last of the attackers, Yuchi has Dee arrested and sends Yin to Swallow House to rest and to protect her. After being taken to prison, Dee catches the attention of medical assistant Shatuo (Lin Gengxin). Dee quickly deduces Shantuo's origins and background and enlists his help to feign a dangerous illness. They immediately ride to Swallow House.
Tai Chi 0
Tai Chi 0 (2012)
, 1h39
Directed by Sammo Hung, Stephen Fung
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Steampunk films
Actors Angelababy, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Jayden Yuan, Shu Qi, Daniel Wu, Stanley Fung
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0502753.0502753.0502753.0502753.050275
Chine, 19ème siècle, une guerre sans fin ravage le royaume. Sur le champs de bataille, un guerrier d’exception fait preuve d’une force sans limite. Mais ce don surhumain finira aussi par le tuer. Pour survivre, il devra se rendre là où tout a commencé et percer le secret d’une pratique ancestrale…
Tai Chi Hero, 1h42
Directed by Sammo Hung, Stephen Fung
Genres Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Steampunk films
Actors Tony Leung Ka-fai, Jayden Yuan, Angelababy, Daniel Wu, Yuen Biao, Stephen Fung
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.10013.10013.10013.10013.1001
The continuing adventure of Yang Lu Chan as he bumbles his way through learning Chen-style kung fu.
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, 2h2
Directed by Sammo Hung, Tsui Hark
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Li Bingbing (李冰冰), Tony Leung Ka-fai, Aaron Shang, Mickey He
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3004353.3004353.3004353.3004353.300435
In year 689 of the Tang Dynasty, Wu Zetian is about to be crowned the first Empress in China despite opposition from Tang officials. To mark this occasion, she has a colossal Buddha figure built overlooking her palace. However, an official inspecting the Buddha's progress mysteriously erupts into flames. Penal officer Pei Donglai and his superior investigate and interrogates the supervising builder, a man named Shatuo, who was formerly imprisoned after he took part in a rebellion eight years ago. They find nothing, however, and Pei's superior dies soon after in the same manner as the official.
The Message, 1h58
Directed by Gao Qunshu, Kuo-Fu Chen
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Politic
Themes Political films
Actors 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Li Bingbing (李冰冰), Huang Xiaoming, Duan Yihong, Deng Jiajia
Rating73% 3.695983.695983.695983.695983.69598
In Nanking 1942, following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief Taketa (Huang Xiaoming) gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of "cat and mouse" ensues as the Chinese espionage agent attempts to send out a crucial message while protecting his/her own identity.
Double Vision, 1h52
Directed by Kuo-Fu Chen
Origin Taiwan
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Horror, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Tony Leung Ka-fai, David Morse, Rene Liu, Yang Kuei-Mei, Leon Dai, Brett Climo
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.1983753.1983753.1983753.1983753.198375
Police detective Huang Huo-tu, a Waisheng ren (Mainland Chinese) in Taiwan, has been relegated to a mundane job as a Foreign Affairs Officer as punishment for blowing the whistle on corruption in the force, and his colleagues have turned their backs on him. His young daughter is left traumatized after being taken hostage in a gun battle, and his wife Ching-fang is filing for divorce. Huang is on the verge of a severe nervous breakdown.
The Personals, 1h44
Directed by Kuo-Fu Chen
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Rene Liu, Chen Chao-jung, Doze Niu
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.6363853.6363853.6363853.6363853.636385
Quoique fort jolie, Du Jia-zhen (Rene Liu ; Murmur of Youth), une ophtalmologiste, a passé une annonce matrimoniale. Depuis des mois, son amant, un homme marié, ne lui donne aucune nouvelle malgré les messages qu'elle laisse sur son répondeur. A son annonce, elle reçoit de nombreuses réponses d'hommes en manque d'amour. Elle en rencontre de trois à quatre par jour : du sans gêne au timide, du jeune au vieux, un instituteur, un ouvrier, un agent immobilier, un VRP, un artiste et même une photographe homosexuelle. Autant de portraits qui représentent les différentes couches sociales de Taïwan. Du Jia-zhen ponctue ses rencontres de confidences sur le répondeur de son amant.

Producer

Mojin-The Lost Legend
Directed by Wu Ershan
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors Chen Kun, Shu Qi, Angelababy, Xia Yu, Ng Man-tat, Liu Xiaoqing
Roles Producer
Rating59% 2.9993952.9993952.9993952.9993952.999395
Mojin, la légende perdue est basée sur l’un des fameux romans de « Zhang Muye » « Ghost Blows out the Light » l’histoire nous plonge dans l’aventure d’un trio de pilleurs de tombes légendaires (Wang Kaixuan,Hu Bayi et Shirley yang) connus sous le nom des Mojins Xiaowei. Nous nous retrouvons dans la ville de New-York où notre trio a décider de se retirer du milieu et prendre un nouveau départ en tant que vendeurs ambulants de trésors chinois. Un jour Wang Kaixuan est contacté par un mystérieux et riche businessman à la recherche de la fameuse « Fleur d’Equinoxe » qui aurait appartenu a une princesse Mongole et qui renfermerait un grand pouvoir.L’aventure se poursuit donc en Mongolie à la recherche du tombeau de la princesse Aogu de Khitan. Ensemble ils vont déjouer les pièges et résoudre les énigmes pour franchir les obstacles,qui mettront à rude épreuve leur amitié et loyauté qui sont la clé pour venir à bout de l’épreuve ultime.
Mojin: The Lost Legend, 2h7
Directed by Wu Ershan
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Chen Kun, Shu Qi, Angelababy, Xia Yu, Liu Xiaoqing, Ngan Cheuk-Ling
Roles Producer
Rating59% 2.9993952.9993952.9993952.9993952.999395
Mojin, la légende perdue est basée sur l’un des fameux romans de « Zhang Muye » « Ghost Blows out the Light » l’histoire nous plonge dans l’aventure d’un trio de pilleurs de tombes légendaires (Wang Kaixuan,Hu Bayi et Shirley yang) connus sous le nom des Mojins Xiaowei. Nous nous retrouvons dans la ville de New-York où notre trio a décider de se retirer du milieu et prendre un nouveau départ en tant que vendeurs ambulants de trésors chinois. Un jour Wang Kaixuan est contacté par un mystérieux et riche businessman à la recherche de la fameuse « Fleur d’Equinoxe » qui aurait appartenu a une princesse Mongole et qui renfermerait un grand pouvoir.L’aventure se poursuit donc en Mongolie à la recherche du tombeau de la princesse Aogu de Khitan. Ensemble ils vont déjouer les pièges et résoudre les énigmes pour franchir les obstacles,qui mettront à rude épreuve leur amitié et loyauté qui sont la clé pour venir à bout de l’épreuve ultime.
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, 2h14
Directed by Tsui Hark
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Angelababy, Kim Bum, Lin Gengxin, Carina Lau, Chen Kun
Roles Producer
Rating64% 3.2442353.2442353.2442353.2442353.244235
In the South China Sea a Chinese fleet is attacked by a mysterious sea creature, destroying many ships and leaving the remainder severely damaged. Shortly afterwards, the young Dee Renjie (Mark Chao) arrives in the Imperial Capital Luoyang, after receiving a recommendation to join the Ministry of Justice. In an attempt to appease the sea creature, the city officials have selected the beautiful courtesan Yin Ruiji (Angelababy) to be given to the monster. Empress Wu (Carina Lau), currently serving as the regent for the current emperor, charges Yuchi (Feng Shaofeng), a member of the Ministry of Justice, to investigate the sea monster attacks, threatening execution if he does not succeed in ten days. Shortly after arriving at the temple to be cleansed before the ceremony, Yin Ruiji is attacked by a group of bandits. The attackers are intercepted by Dee, who uses his powers of deduction to anticipate the threat against Ruiji. While Dee and the kidnappers are occupied, the unconscious Ruiji is taken by "the sea monster" but is rescued by Dee before the creature is able to escape. Upon arriving at the temple and defeating the last of the attackers, Yuchi has Dee arrested and sends Yin to Swallow House to rest and to protect her. After being taken to prison, Dee catches the attention of medical assistant Shatuo (Lin Gengxin). Dee quickly deduces Shantuo's origins and background and enlists his help to feign a dangerous illness. They immediately ride to Swallow House.