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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Man Kei Cash CHIN
錢文錡 | CHIN Man Kei Cash

Ho Fan has had a huge influence on me. Most Category III films require nudity, at which many people sneer. But when I was gaffing for Ho, I noticed how shooting erotic films can be such serious business and how aesthetics was treated with importance. It was not much different from shooting a big-budget film—one has to pay enough attention to every detail for the shoot to be successful.

Basically, I had never copied the style of any film or any filmmaker. I don’t feel that shooting erotic films is a big deal. I use my own method to showcase the female body.

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Cash Chin Man-kei was born in Hong Kong in 1968. After finishing his matriculation in 1986, he got a job as gaffer through a producer friend, thus beginning his interest in filmmaking. But Chin did not become a full-fledge member of the film industry until he joined the film crew of director Ho Fan’s Erotic Nights (1989). Then he had the opportunities to serve as assistant director for the Ho-directed Temptation Summary II (1991), the Andrew Lau Wai-keung directed Rhythm of Destiny (1992) and Rape by an Angel (1993), Tsui Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China III (1993), and Wong Jing’s Perfect Exchange (1993).

In 1993, Chin and his mentor Ho co-directed Wild at Heart from a script penned by the younger filmmaker. In the following year, Chin went solo and embarked on his journey as a director with the films 1941 Hong Kong on Fire (1994) and Born Innocent (1994). Among the eighteen films he directed, half were erotic features rated as Category III, including Sex and Zen II (1996), The Fruit is Swelling (1997), The Fruit is Ripe 3 (1999), The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks (2008), The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks 2 (2009)— earning him a "Category III director" label.

Even though he had already established himself as a director, Chin has continued to serve as assistant director, producer and other roles for Andrew Lau, Wong Jing, Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark and Gordon Chan Ka-sheung. He was also involved in the planning of The Last Tycoon (2012) and The Guillotines (2012).

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2011 《蜜桃成熟時33D》
The 33D Invader
2009 《金瓶梅II 愛的奴隸》
The Forbidden Legend : Sex & Chopsticks 2
2008 《金瓶梅》
The Forbidden Legend : Sex & Chopsticks
2007 《校墓處》
The Haunted School
2007 《擊情歲月》
Fight for Love
2005 《包青天之五鼠鬥御貓》
A Game of Cat and Mouse
2002 《我真係見到鬼》
Devil Eye
2000 《獸性新人類》
Naked Poison
1999 《蜜桃成熟時3 之蜜桃仙子》
The Fruit is Ripe 3
1998 《行運秘笈》
How to Get Rich by Fung Shui? LEUNG Wang Fat
1998 《行運秘笈》
How To get Rich By Fung Shui LEUNG Wang Fat
1997 《蜜桃成熟時1997》
The Fruit Is Swelling
1996 《玉蒲團二之玉女心經》
Sex and Zen II
1996 《人細鬼大之三個Handsup 的少年》
Growing Up
1996 《怪談協會》
Till Death Do Us Laugh YIP Wai Man Raymond MA Joe
1995 《南洋十大邪術》
The Eternal Evil of Asia
1994 《香港淪陷》
1941 Hong Kong on Fire
1994 《弒兄奇案》
Born Innocent
1993 《不羈的心》
Wild at Heart HO Fan