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何藩
Ho Fan (1)  ♂
Aliases:  Hoh Faan,  He Fan
Born: October 8th, 1937





 
Filmography (1961-1997)
 
  Cinematographer (1 film)
    Girl with the Long Hair (1975)    
  Producer (3 films)
    False Lady (1992)    
    7 Days in Paris (1993)    
    Wild at Heart (1993)    
  Director (24 films)
    Love and Blood (1972)    
    Adventure in Denmark (1973)    
    The Adventurous Air-Steward (1974)    
    The Miserable Girl (1975)    
    Girl with the Long Hair (1975)    
    Body for Sale (1976)    
    Innocent Lust (1977)    
    Go a Little Crazy (1977)    
    The Notorious Frameup (1978)    
    Hello Sexy Late Homecomers (1978)    
    Two for the Road (1980)    
    Expensive Tastes (1982)    
    Smile Again (1985)    
    Yu Pui Tsuen (1986)    
    Yu Pui Tsuen II (1987)    
    Desire (1987)    
    Brief Encounter (1988)    
    Erotic Nights (1989)    
    Temptation Summary (1990)    
    Hidden Desire (1991)    
    Temptation Summary II (1991)    
    Wild at Heart (1993)    
    The Sichuan Concubines (1994)    
    L'Air Du Temps (1997)    
  Executive Director (1 film)
    False Lady (1992)    
  Actor (28 films)
    Love Without End (1961) ... Tang's brother
    Revenge of a Swordswoman (1963)    
    The Female Prince (1964) ... Hsiao's step-brother
    Vermillion Door (1965) ... Luo Shao-Hua
    Inside the Forbidden City (1965) ... Empress Di's son
    The Perfumed Arrow (1966) ... Wei Zhuan-Zi
    The Blue and the Black (Part 1) (1966) ... Hui Ya's husband
    The Blue and the Black (Part 2) (1966) ... Hui Ya's husband
    Princess Iron Fan (1966) ... Monk Tang Xuan-Zang
    The Monkey Goes West (1966) ... Monk Tang Xuan Zang
    The Joy of Spring (1966)    
    The Cave of the Silken Web (1967) ... Monk Tang Xuan Zang
    Madame Slender Plum (1967) ... David Xu
    Sweet Is Revenge (1967) ... David Li
    Susanna (1967) ... Yu Chih Chien
    The Land of Many Perfumes (1968) ... Monk Tang Xuan Zang
    The Millionaire Chase (1969) ... Sun Jia Wen
    Miss Fragrance (1969) ... Dr. Lam Kin-Wah
    From Home with Love (1970)    
    Feng Kuang Chia Jen (1970)    
    What's Good for a Goose (1970)    
    Golden Sword and the Blind Swordswoman (1970)    
    The Great Wall (1970)    
    Song of Happy Life (1971)    
    I Asked the Clouds (1971)    
    The Song of Thailand (1972)    
    Golden Rose (1972)    
    Na Cha and the Seven Devils (1973) ... Qiu Ping
  Writer (2 films)
    Two for the Road (1980)    
    Erotic Nights (1989)    
 
 
Biography
 
  One of the most famous directors of 'Category III' (X-Rated) Hong Kong erotic films, Ho Fan (b. 1937) enjoyed two distinctive early careers, as award-winning photographer and Shaw Brothers star. Even before joining Shaw Brothers in 1961, his photographs had attracted attention in international competitions, and he entered the studio not as an actor but as an assistant on the Linda Lin Dai film ''The Swallow''. Before long, Ho Fan moved in front of the cameras, most notably as the monk in Shaw Brothers' lusty four-part adaptation of the classic novel ''Journey to the West'', including ''The Monkey Goes West'', ''Princess Iron Fan'' (1966), ''Cave of the Silken Web'' and ''The Land of Many Perfumes''. Ho became a full-time director after leaving Shaw Brothers in 1969, making a name in the erotic field with his experimental film ''Mi'' (1970), which was screened at the Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals, and the commercial feature ''Adventure in Denmark'' (1973). Ho Fan's ''Temptation Summary'' (1990) was the first 'Category III' picture to surpass HK$10 million ad the box office. Its sequel and the Veronica Yip sex film ''Hidden Desire'' (both 1991) were less enthusiastically received. Ho Fan moved to America and has only occasionally directed since. From the Celestial DVD release of ''Girl With the Long Hair''.