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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Ying Chau Guy LAI
黎應就 | LAI Ying Chau Guy

I am very pleased to present Wing Chun kung fu in films ; unexpectedly it drew much attention.

Wing Chun is, in fact, a neat and simple martial art. Like movies, also neat and simple.


Guy Lai Ying-chau is a multi-faceted filmmaker who had worked as director, producer, actor, action choreographer, even cinematographer. He started in film as early as the 1970s, being involved in the presentation of a number of films, including Chinese Kung Fu (1975), The Other Side of Gentleman (1984) and The Law Enforcer (1986). He had also produced over 20 films, such as The Good, The Bad and The Loser (1976), Carry on Pickpocket (1982) and Law with Two Phases (1984). Starting in the 1980s, he served occasionally as action choreographer, on such films as Silent Romance (1984) Oh, Yes Sir!! (1994), A Deadly Way (1994) and I Love Wing Chun (2010). He had also appeared in over 20 films.

The first film Lai directed was The Intellectual Trio (1985), starring Leslie Cheung and written by Wong Kar-wai and Barry Wong. He went on to direct several films in the 1980s and 1990s, including Sister Cupid (1987), starring Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung and Carol Cheng, which grossed over HK$10 million.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
1991 《捉鬼專門店》
Ghost For Sale
1990 《都市煞星》
Point of No Return
1988 《大話神探》
Stumbling Cops
1987 《天賜良緣》
Sister Cupid
1986 《冒牌大賊》
Who's The Crook ?
1985 《龍鳳智多星》
The Intellectual Trio