films seen
14
average score
2.67*
nationality
Hong Kong - 57 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Peter Chan flourishes when doing his classier version of big budget genre cinema, but most of his films are more modest dramas. Whatever you prefer, Chan is probably a good place to start for people interested in Hong Kong cinema.

The good stuff

Swordsmen poster

Swordsmen

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Also know as
Wu Xia
Specifics
Hong Kong [2011] - 114 mins
Genre
Martial Arts
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4.0

Chan's attempt is definitely a good start, sporting high production values, a classy and stylish atmosphere and a strong mix of varied genre elements.

Perhaps Love poster

Perhaps Love

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Also know as
Ru Guo · Ai
Specifics
Hong Kong [2005] - 107 mins
Genre
Musical, Romance
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4.0

Peter Chan's musical is a prime example of classic and modern influences reinforcing each other. The musical numbers mimic the heydays of Hollywood musicals, but the romance, the editing and Peter Pau's cinematography lift the film way above its peers. Easily one of the best musicals I've seen so far.

Three poster

Three

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Jee-woon Kim, Nonzee Nimibutr
Also know as
San Geng
Specifics
Hong Kong, South Korea [2002] - 140 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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4.0
The Warlords poster

The Warlords

by Wai Man Yip, Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Also know as
Tau Ming Chong
Specifics
China [2007] - 126 mins
Genre
War, Drama
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4.0

Warlords is an awesome film about three beardy men with balls taking their little army to conquer nations, but failing to keep in control over their own friendship.

The inoffensive

Dearest poster

Dearest

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Also know as
Qin Ai De
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2014] - 128 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0
American Dreams in China poster

American Dreams in China

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Also know as
Zhong Guo He Huo Ren
Specifics
China [2013] - 112 mins
Genre
Drama
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3.0
1:99 Shorts poster

1:99 Shorts

by Fruit Chan, Teddy Chan, Stephen Chow, Wai-Keung Lau, Joe Ma, Alan Mak, Johnnie To, Brian Tse, Hark Tsui, Ka-Fai Wai, Mabel Cheung, Alex Law, Dante Lam, Adam Wong, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Gordon Chan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 70 mins
Genre
Animation, Comedy, Drama
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3.0

Commissioned anthology that was made to lift the spirit of Hong Kong during the SARS epidemic. The who's who of Hong Kong cinema participated, but the result is a little uneven. Not too surprising considering the exterior motives behind this anthology, and there are a couple of worthwhile entries, but overall it's probably best to lower your expectations when watching this.

Worthy but flawed

Comrades: Almost a Love Story poster

Comrades: Almost a Love Story

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Also know as
Tian Mi Mi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 118 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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2.5
Tom, Dick and Hairy poster

Tom, Dick and Hairy

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Chi-Ngai Lee
Also know as
Feng Chen San Xia
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 99 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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2.5

Not quite as good as the cast & crew may suggest. With 2 Tony Leungs in front of the camera and Peter Chan helming the film, my expectations were just a little higher, but in the end this is a decent romantic comedy with some proper laughs and passable drama. It's clearly filler material, but it's really not that bad.

Dubious filler

He's a Woman, She's a Man poster

He's a Woman, She's a Man

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Chi Lee
Also know as
Gam Chi Yuk Sip
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 107 mins
Genre
Comedy
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2.0

Plain forgettable

Who's the Woman, Who's the Man? poster

Who's the Woman, Who's the Man?

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Also know as
Gum Gee Yuk Yip 2
Specifics
Hong Kong [1997] - 107 mins
Genre
Comedy
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1.5
He Ain't Heavy... He's My Father poster

He Ain't Heavy... He's My Father

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Also know as
Xin Nan Xiong Nan Di
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 97 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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1.5
Alan & Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye poster

Alan & Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Also know as
Seung Sing Gusi 
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 106 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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Big nopes

Venice 70: Future Reloaded poster

Venice 70: Future Reloaded

by Hala Abdallah, John Akomfrah, Catherine Breillat, Júlio Bressane, Rama Burshtein, Antonio Capuano, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Isabel Coixet, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Claire Denis, Lav Diaz, Amit Dutta, Atom Egoyan, Aleksey Fedorchenko, Frédéric Fonteyne, James Franco, Lluís Galter, Haile Gerima, Aleksey German, Amos Gitai, Sang-soo Hong, Benoît Jacquot, Zhangke Jia, Semih Kaplanoglu, Abbas Kiarostami, Yorgos Lanthimos, Pablo Larraín, Tobias Lindholm, Guido Lombardi, Jazmín López, Samuel Maoz, Pietro Marcello, Brillante Mendoza, Celina Murga, Amir Naderi, Shirin Neshat, Nicolás Pereda, Franco Piavoli, Giuseppe Piccioni, Edgar Reitz, João Pedro Rodrigues, Walter Salles, Paul Schrader, Ulrich Seidl, Luca Severi, Sion Sono, Jean-Marie Straub, Tusi Tamasese, Tariq Teguia, Pablo Trapero, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Teresa Villaverde, Bing Wang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Andrew Wonder, Yonfan, Krzysztof Zanussi, Karim Aïnouz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jan Cvitkovic, Davide Ferrario, Monte Hellman, Marlen Khutsiev, Milcho Manchevski, Franco Maresco, Salvatore Mereu, Ermanno Olmi, Michele Placido, Todd Solondz, Shekhar Kapur, Heeraz Marfatia, Kim Ki-duk, Shinya Tsukamoto
Specifics
USA [2013] - 120 mins
Genre
Documentary
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