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Woo, John 1948-

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Mission, impossible II by John Woo( visu )
108 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,814 libraries worldwide
IMF agent Ethan Hunt partners up with Nyah Hall to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world. But before the mission is complete, they'll traverse the globe and have to choose between everything they love and everything they believe in
Windtalkers by John Woo( visu )
92 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,323 libraries worldwide
During the brutal fighting of the World War II in the Pacific Theater, the U.S. Intelligence services desperately seek a fool-proof encryption code. A code immune to the code breakers of the Japanese. The solution is the ancient language of the Navajo. Enlisted into the Marine Corps are several 'Windtalkers' who are deployed to front lines of the Pacific, to use their language as an impossible-to-crack secret code. A drawback, however, is that the U.S. military soon puts forth a directive that the Windtalkers must never be captured alive by the enemy, so additional Marines are assigned to make certain that this directive is carried out to the letter
Face/off by John Travolta( visu )
73 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,808 libraries worldwide
FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) must go undercover to investigate the location of a lethal biological weapon planted by his arch rival, terrorist-for-hire Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). After undergoing a radical surgical procedure, Archer literally "borrows" Troy's face and identity to carry out his mission. But things go awry when Troy, emerging from a coma, is transformed into Archer and wreaks havoc upon his life, both at work and at home
Hard-boiled by John Woo( visu )
201 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,622 libraries worldwide
A gangster is caught between loyalty to his down-and-out partner and to his rookie-cop younger brother
Paycheck by John Woo( visu )
62 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
Jennings is the best reverse-engineer in the business. He is hired by his friend Rethrick to do a special job, with the promise of a multi-million dollar paycheck when successfully completed. When he is finished, all memory of what he had been working on is erased from his mind. That's when his problem really start to begin. He is hunted by the FBI for something he has no recollection of doing and has little time to work it out. Before his memory wipe, he sent himself 19 seemingly unconnected objects, to allow him to put the puzzle together and discover just what has gone on and what he has done
Broken arrow by John Woo( visu )
64 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
Two military pilots engage in a no-holds-barred battle against time and each other in a race to recover two stolen nuclear warheads
Red cliff by John Woo( visu )
91 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 932 libraries worldwide
Story relating on a battle fought in China's Threen Kingdoms period
Bulletproof monk by Paul Hunter( visu )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 832 libraries worldwide
A monk travels the world to protect an ancient scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. He needs to train a new scroll keeper, which he finds in a street-wise punk that saves him from capture
The killer by John Woo( visu )
105 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 814 libraries worldwide
This is a highly kinetic male bonding movie which is also something of a commentary on classic American and French gangster movies comparable to Sergio Leone's on the western. A maverick cop in effect falls in love with the killer he has to apprehend. The killer in turn is fixated on a woman he has inadvertently blinded while carrying out a hit. The Killer is an outrageously high camp mix of choreographed aggression fantasy combined with romantic fatalism and glossy melodrama suggesting in Jim Hoberman's words ǹothing so much as Magnificent Obsession remade by Sam Peckinpah." The Killer also recalls the the Chinese martial chivalry genre popular in the sixties, particularly through the role of Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat as the killer, àn updating of the all but gay myths into the gangster genre.'
Le samouraï The samurai ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
Appleseed exmachina by Shinji Aramaki( visu )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Deunan and Briareos, find their partnership tested by the arrival of Tereus who resembles Briareos before the war injuries that led to his becoming a cyborg. Together they face threats from Cyborg terrorism, nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens
Hard target by John Woo( visu )
34 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 321 libraries worldwide
A sadistic mercenary named Emil Fouchon recruits homeless combat veterans so that his clients, bored tycoons, can stalk and kill the most challenging prey of all: man. When Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans to find her missing father, she meets Chance Boudreaux, a martial arts expert and combat veteran, and the one man Fouchon cannot seem to beat
Chibi. Red cliff ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 281 libraries worldwide
"[T]he epic historical drama based on a legendary 208 A.D. battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty. A power-hungry Prime Minister-turned-General Cao Cao seeks permission from the Han Dynasty Emperor to organize a southward-bound mission designed to crush the two troublesome warlords who stand in his way, Liu Bei and Sun Quan. Vastly outnumbered by Cao Cao's brutal, fast-approaching army, the warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign-unrivaled in history-that changes the face of China forever"--Container
Warriors of the rainbow Seediq Bale by Desheng Wei( visu )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 251 libraries worldwide
During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, the Seediq were forced to lose their own culture and give up their faith. Men were subject to harsh labor and kept from traditional hunting; whereas women had to serve the Japanese policemen and their families by doing the household work and giving up their traditional weaving work. Above all, they were forbidden to tattoo their faces. And these tattoos were seen as the Seediq's traditional belief to transform themselves into Seediq Bale
Chop socky Cinema Hong Kong ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Offers an in-depth look at martial arts films, particularly Hong Kong's wu xia film legacy and its influence on global cinema. From its roots in Beijing Opera to Quentin Tarantino's tribute Kill Bill, Vol. 2, this film presents the development of the genre, insight into the techniques, weaponry and well-known stars of Hong Kong martial arts action. Beginning with Hong Kong cinema's first martial-arts hero, Wong Fei Hung to the balletic choreography of Chang Che, through the "one-punch" impact of Bruce Lee and the evolution of kung-fu comedy as epitomized by Jackie Chan. The Hong Kong technique of editing-in-camera is demonstrated in a multi-screen sequence, and there are numerous clips from the genre's classic films
Die xie jie tou Bullet in the head by John Woo( visu )
57 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 196 libraries worldwide
In 1967, on the way to the wedding of a friend a young man is accosted by a local gang member. Later, the three friends administer justice, in the process of which the gang member is killed, so they leave Hong Kong to avoid the police and the gang. They run black market supplies to Saigon and get embroiled in the war, being arrested as Viet Cong, then later captured by the Viet Cong, and find that their friendship is tested to the limits as they try to escape
Zong heng si hai Once a thief ( visu )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in Chinese and English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Joe, Jim and Cherie have been partners in crime ever since their childhoods spent on the streets stealing to survive. Now world-class art thieves, their relationships and lives are put on the line when they agree to one last mission: steal a multi-million dollar painting for a mysterious client who's bent on revenge
Chi bi xia jue zhan tian xia = Red cliff II by John Woo( visu )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 121 libraries worldwide
In 208 A.D., the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale, led by the Prime Minister, causing the two kingdoms to form an alliance. Numerous battles ensued on land and water, eventually culminating in the battle of Red Cliff
Tian tang kou Blood brothers by Yili Chen( visu )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 120 libraries worldwide
The story of three close friends who begin as poor fishermen from a small village on the outskirts of Shanghai in the 1930s. In search of opportunities the big city may have for them, they move to Shanghai, and accidentally get involved with the criminal underworld
John Woo's 7 brothers by John Woo( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Centuries ago, long before history's great explorers stole the credit for their feats, mights Chinese treasure fleets set sail to reach every continent. These voyages of discovery left behind an evil legacy and a plot by a powerful Chinese sorcerer to dominate the world. Six hundred years later, seven strangers are brought together in modern-day Los Angeles... seven men who have powers that set them apart from their fellow humand beings. With nothing in common but their DNA and their destinies, they must band together to face the Son of Hell and save the world
 
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John Woo Chinees filmregisseur
John Woo director de cine chino-estadounidense
John Woo Hong Kong film director, screenwriter and film producer
John Woo Hongkonger Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent
John Woo réalisateur de Hong-Kong
John Woo regista cinese
Ng, Yu-sam 1946-
Ng Yu-sum.
Ng Yu Sum 1946-....
Ng, Yu-sum 1948-
Ngô͘ Ú-sim
Ngô Vũ Sâm
Woo, John
Woo, John 1946-
Wu, Hsiang-fei 1946-
Wu, John 1946-
Wu, Xiangfei 1946-
Wu, Yü-sen.
Wu Yu Sen 1946-....
Wu, Yü-sen 1948-
Wu, Yu-Seng, 1948-
Wu Yu-Sheng.
Wu, Yu-Sheng 1948-
Wu, Yuesheng 1946-
Wu, Yusen
Wu Yusen 1946-....
Wu, Yusen 1948-
Джон Ву
Ջոն Վու
جان وو
จอห์น วู
오우삼
오우삼 1946-
우, 존 1946-
ウー, ジョン
ジョン・ウー
吳 宇森 1946-....
吳, 宇森 1948-
吳宇森
吴宇森, 1946-
吴宇森 1948-
Languages
English (424)
Chinese (387)
Spanish (57)
French (50)
German (33)
Multiple languages (20)
Italian (10)
Korean (7)
Austronesian [Other] (5)
Japanese (4)
Turkish (2)
Russian (1)
Hmong (1)
Hebrew (1)
Catalan (1)
Mandingo (1)
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