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Lau, Andy 1961-

Overview
Works: 569 works in 1,195 publications in 8 languages and 8,757 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Road films  Fiction  War films  Epic films  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Director, Costume designer, Other, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Andy Lau
Publications by Andy Lau
Most widely held works by Andy Lau
Shi mian mai fu House of Flying Daggers by Yimou Zhang( visu )
45 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,718 libraries worldwide
"China 859 A.D. The once-mighty Tang dynasty is in decline. The emperor is weak and incompetent. His corrupt government no longer controls the land. Unrest sweeps the country. Village by village, an underground alliance forms: The House of Flying Daggers. Based near the imperial capital the House of Flying Daggers moves in the shadows. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they earn the support of the people. At the same time, they are feared and hated, by their bitter rivals, the local deputies." - title screens. Local captains Leo and Jin set out to investigate a blind young dancer named Mei, who is believed to have ties to the Flying Daggers. Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin break her out in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. Things are, however, far more complicated than they seem
Infernal affairs by Weiqiang Liu( visu )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Two men have trouble maintaining their identities as one works undercover as a cop for a crime lord, and the other works as a cop, undercover as a criminal
The warlords by Kexin Chen( visu )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 502 libraries worldwide
"General Pang survives a battle which wiped out his entire batallion. His numbed mind deadened to life, he meets two bandits, Zhao and Jiang who welcome him into his village. A born leader, Zhao is a man of honour while Jiang is a charismatic outlaw. Following a vicious attack on the village, Pang convinces Ahao and his bandits to join the Qing army - his plan, to end the war and restore peace to the land, but first he must rise to power."--Container
A fei zheng zhuan by Kar-wai Wong( visu )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Chinese and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Set in 1960s Hong Kong, this is the story of six young people whose lives intersect in passionate love-hate relationships. The film centers on the young and handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother
A simple life ( visu )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Ann Hui directs this Hong Kong drama starring Andy Lau and Deannie Yip about an elderly housekeeper and the employer who comes to look after her. Ah Tao (Yip) has served movie producer Roger (Lau)'s family for generations. When Ah Tao has a stroke Roger, who is now the only member of his family left in Hong Kong, helps her achieve her wish of leaving her job and finding a place in a nursing home. Roger continues to look out for her and their relationship grows even stronger
Shaolin ( visu )
13 editions published in 2011 in 4 languages and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Chinese war drama in which a humbled warlord helps the Shaolin monks defend themselves against threatening forces. With China's last imperial dynasty crumbling, the country is up for grabs to the likes of General Hou Jie (Andy Lau), a warlord who will stop at nothing to gain power. So ruthless is Hou that he doesn't hesitate to kill a rival warlord in the sacred grounds of the Shaolin temple and scorns the monks who protest. However, when his second-in-command, Cao Man (Nicholas Tse), displays equal ruthlessness in betraying him
Tong tian di guo ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 308 libraries worldwide
A bizarre murder mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China, the soon-to-be-Empress Wu Zetian, and a formerly exiled detective, Dee Renjie, at the infamous Imperial Palace. Hoping he will solve the crime before her coronation, Wu appoints Dee Chief Judge of the Empire and implores him to combine his indisputable wisdom with his unparalleled martial arts skills to save the future of her dynasty. Inspired by the true story of one of the Tang Dynasty's most celebrated officials
Battle of the warriors ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 227 libraries worldwide
A large army takes on a small village in 370 B.C. China, and their life hangs in the balance of one mysterious warrior, who has come to save them and take on a nation bent on conquest
Three kingdoms resurrection of the dragon ( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 227 libraries worldwide
In 228 AD, a time when China was plagued by constant war and divided among three kingdoms, a hero arose. Zhao Zilong was a common man who ascended from humble roots to become commander of the army charged with liberating the land from an evil warlord. He led numerous battles of strength and wit, but now he must fight against the impossible to defy the fate of his nation
Wangjiao kamen ( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Already stretched to breaking in a loyalty tug of war between Triad bosses and his loose cannon partner, Wah, a rising star in the Hong Kong underworld, finds himself saddled with beautiful, ailing country cousin Ngor. As an escalating test of wills with a stubborn debtor explodes into bloodshed and a mob turncoat instigates a ruthless police crackdown, Wah's growing fascination with Ngor becomes his last chance for escape from a violent past and a dubious future
Shi mian mai fu House of flying daggers by Yimou Zhang( visu )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Chinese and Mandingo and held by 184 libraries worldwide
During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. Leo is a police officer who sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers" organization. Leo ends up arresting Mei, only to have Jin break her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than they seem
Wu jian dao Infernal affairs by Zhaohui Mai( visu )
33 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Chinese and English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
A story of a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same - to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop
Tian xia wu zei A world without thieves by Xiaogang Feng( visu )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 163 libraries worldwide
When a young female thief becomes pregnant, she decides to change her life and eventually changed her partner and lover's life as well
Di Renjie zhi tong tian di guo Detective Dee ( visu )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 120 libraries worldwide
A series of mysterious deaths involving internal combustion is threatening to derail the coronation of Empress Wu. To ensure the royal event goes off without a hitch, the soon-to-be Empress takes former dissident/brilliant detective Dee out of jail to investigate the case with her loyal aide. However, the investigation is threatened almost immediately by assassins in the shadows, a detour into a mysterious underground market, and a sacred temple
What women want by Nancy Meyers( visu )
5 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Zigang Sun is a chauvinistic executive who is passed over for a promotion at his advertising agency. Instead, Yilong Li is hired to develop advertising campaigns targeted toward women. But, in a comedic twist of fate, Sun gains the ability to hear what women are thinking. He uses his new power to become an expert on women and to advance his career. But his new gift leads him toward a relationship with his once-office-rival, and changes his outlook on what's important in life and love
Xin Shao lin si by Musheng Chen( visu )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 100 libraries worldwide
In the early years of the Republic, China has been plunged into chaos as feuding warlords battle to expand their power and their lands. Young army leader Hou Chieh and his sworn brother Tsao Man find themselves on opposing sides as the war escalates. The ultimate battle ensues when the army is set to besiege the peaceful Shaolin Temple and the peace-loving monks are forced to take up arms to protect their people and beloved temple
Protege ( visu )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 80 libraries worldwide
An undercover policeman infiltrates a major drug ring and works his way to the position of heir apparent. When the leader of the syndicate becomes ill, the lure of power and money cause him to question his true identity
Tou ming zhuang The warlords ( visu )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Chinese and English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
"General Pang survives a battle which wiped out his entire batallion. His numbed mind deadened to life, he meets two bandits, Zhao and Jiang who welcome him into his village. A born leader, Zhao is a man of honour while Jiang is a charismatic outlaw. Following a vicious attack on the village, Pang convinces Ahao and his bandits to join the Qing army - his plan, to end the war and restore peace to the land, but first he must rise to power."--Container
Jian dang wei ye by Sanping Han( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the events between 1911 and 1921 that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party
The legend of drunken master Zui quan II ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Wong Fei-Hong accidentally gets involved in a battle between foreigners who want to export ancient Chinese artifacts and the loyalists who fight against the artifacts leaving the country
 
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Andy
Andy 1961-....
Andy Lau 1961-
Fok Wing Lau.
Lau, Andy
Lau, Andy, 1961-
Lau, Fok Wing.
Lau, Tak Wa
Lau Tak Wa 1961-....
Lau, Tak Wah
Lau Tak Wah 1961-....
Lau, Tak Wah Andy, 1961-
Liu De Hua 1961-
Liu, Dehua
Liu Dehua 1961-....
Liu, Te-hua, 1961-
Liu, Wah-Kee 1961-
Lưu Đức Hoa, 1961-
劉, 德華 1961-
劉德華, 1961-
Languages
Chinese (220)
English (25)
German (6)
French (3)
Japanese (1)
Italian (1)
Mandar (1)
Mandingo (1)
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