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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Fat Sum NG
吳發森 | NG Fat Sum

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Ng Fat-sum, aka Wu Fa-shen, entered the film industry in the 1960s, working as camera assistant under veteran cinematographers Li Man-kit and Albert Young. He became a cinematographer himself in 1973 with The Cub Tiger from Kwangtung (1973), in which Jackie Chan first played the lead. He had a long collaboration with John Lo Mar, lensing almost all of the director’s 1970s works, including Crazy Bumpkins (1974) and its sequels, all starring Ye Feng and Wang Sha, as well as Forever and Ever (1977), which won a prize at the Asian Film Festival. Starting in 1979, he had worked extensively with directors To Lo-po and Stanley Siu, including To’s martial arts film My Kung Fu Twelve Kicks (1979) and Siu’s crime thriller Absolute Monarch (1980).

Ng made his directorial debut with The Queen of Tibet (1986), which was shot in Tibet and along the Silk Road. The film was also his last motion picture.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
1986 《文成公主》
The Queen of Tibet