Nico Wong Man-wan is a veteran cinematographer. In the 1970s, he served as assistant to cinematographer Hua Shan and in the late 1970s and early 1980s, he became director of photography in many of Hua’s directorial projects, including The Brothers (1979), Bloody Parrot (1981), Tales of an Eunuch (1983) and Usurper Emperor’s Power (1983). In a tenure of over 30 years as cinematographer, he had worked with such noted directors as Chang Cheh, Chor Yuen, Lau Kar-leung, Ringo Lam, Stanley Tong and Fruit Chan.
In 1991, he established his own company, Wong’s Film, producing and directing his debut, The Saint (1992), starring Andy Lau. Since the 2000s, Wong had been directing television dramas in China. His latest work was the martial arts serial, The Duel (2013), based on a novel by Ni Kuang.
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