Peter Ngor Chi-kwan joined Shaw Brothers Studio in the late 1970s, working as camera assistant for veteran cinematographer Arthur Wong. After sharing director-ofphotography duty with Wong on Lau Kar-leung’s Dirty Ho (1979), Ngor became a cinematographer of his own right, shooting Monkey Kung Fu (1979) and Invincible Enforcer (1979). Later, he was Lau’s cinematographer for the films Return to the 36th Chamber (1980), My Young Auntie (1982), Martial Club (1981) and Legendary Weapons of China (1982). He left Shaws in 1982 and worked for production companies like Cinema City and Golden Harvest, shooting Health Warning (1983), Shanghai Blues (1984), Mr. Vampire (1985), The Dragon from Russia (1990), Au Revoir, Mon Amour (1991), Sex and Zen (1991), Full Contact (1992), C’est La Vie Mon Cheri (1993), Finale in Blood (1993), among others. Ngor was a four-time nominee for Best Cinematography at the Hong Kong Film Awards, for his work in Health Warning, Mr. Vampire, Au Revoir, Mon Amour and Finale in Blood. His recent credits as director of photography include the mainland Chinese productions Be a Mother (2012) and Mao Zedong and Yang Kaihui (2014).
Success in cinematography led to the director’s chair for Ngor. He served also as screenwriter and cinematographer for his directorial debut, Erotic Ghost Story II (1991), which grossed over HK$11 million. After directing Girls Gang (1995) and Legendary Couple(1995), he returned to his usual role of cinematographer.
Ngor also acted occasionally - notably for the rape scene with actress Irene Wan in All of a Sudden (1996). His appearances as a dejected cinematographer in Viva Erotica (1996) and a gang boss in Infernal Affairs II were both brief yet memorable.
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