Fruit Chan

Fruit Chan
Fruit Chan

Fruit Chan at the Tokyo International Film Festival, 21 October 2009
Born April 15, 1959 (1959-04-15) (age 52)
Guangdong, China

Fruit Chan Gor (Chinese: 陳果; born April 15, 1959 in Guangdong, China) is an independent Hong Kong Second Wave screenwriter, filmmaker and producer, who is best known for his style of film reflecting the everyday life of Hong Kong people. He is well known for using amateur actors (such as Sam Lee in Made in Hong Kong, Wong Yau-Nam in Hollywood Hong Kong) in his films. His name became familiar to many Hong Kongers only after the success of the 1997 film Made in Hong Kong, which earned many local and international awards.

On August 22, 2007, Chan announced that he will make a film focusing on Bruce Lee's early years, specifically, the Chinese-language film, Kowloon City, will be produced by John Woo's producer Terence Chang. The film will be set in 1950s Hong Kong.

Chan's credits include Durian Durian. Also, Stanley Kwan stated that he was talking with Lee's family to make a movie about the late action movie icon. Further, in April, Chinese state media announced that its national broadcaster started filming a 40-part TV series on Bruce Lee to promote Chinese culture for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.[1]



As director

  • Heart of Dragon aka The First Mission (1985) – co-directed with Sammo Hung
  • Finale in Blood (大鬧廣昌隆) (1993)
  • The 1997 Trilogy (九七三部曲) (referring to the year of Hong Kong's handover to the People's Republic of China)
    • Made in Hong Kong (香港製造) (1997)
    • The Longest Summer (去年煙花特別多) (1998)
    • Little Cheung (細路祥) (1999)
  • The Prostitute Trilogy (妓女三部曲)
    • Durian Durian (榴槤飄飄) (2000)
    • Hollywood Hong Kong (香港有個荷里活) (2001)
  • Public Toilet (人民公廁) (2002)
  • Dumplings (餃子) (2004)
  • Three... Extremes (三更2) (2004) – segment "Dumplings"
  • Chengdu, I Love You (2009) – segment "1976"
  • Don't Look Up (2009), a remake of the 1996 Japanese horror film Don't Look Up

As scriptwriter

  • Bugis Street (1995)
  • The 1997 Trilogy 九七三部曲
    • Little Cheung 細路祥 (1999)
    • The Longest Summer 去年煙花特別多 (1998)
    • Made in Hong Kong 香港製造 (1997)
  • The Prostitute Trilogy 妓女三部曲
    • Hollywood Hong Kong 香港有個荷里活 (2001)
    • Durian Durian 榴槤飄飄 (2000)
  • Public Toilet 人民公廁 (2002)

As producer


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