In 1972, Du Qifeng began to work in Hong Kong Wireless TV station. His first job was messenger. In 1974, Du Qifeng entered the fourth art training class of Hong Kong TVB. During the training class, Du Qifeng often played some roles such as yamen servant. Du Qifeng didn't think he had much development in actors. Therefore, after graduating from the training class, he went behind the scenes to learn how to shoot from Wang Tianlin, and started as a junior assistant director.
In 1980, at the invitation of his good friend Liu Songren, Du Qifeng directed his first film "blue water, cold mountain and lethal gold". Influenced by action movies and westerns, Du Qifeng made this movie a martial arts action movie. After the release of the film, Du Qifeng felt that he was inexperienced, so he went back to wireless TV station to shoot TV series, and was promoted from production assistant to director and producer.
In 1983, he served as the executive director of the martial arts drama "biography of the Shooting Heroes" produced by TVB. In 1986, at the invitation of Huang Baiming, the owner of new art city, Du Qifeng directed the third film of happy ghost series, happy ghost hits ghost. The film took 16 million at the box office in Hong Kong.
In 1988, Du Qifeng and Jin Yanghua co directed the film "City special police" produced by Tsui Hark studio. Although the film's box office is not good, but it is his first contact with the theme of police and bandits. In the same year, he directed the comedy "eight stars herald the good news" starring Zhou Runfa and Zhang Xueyou.
In 1989, he directed a long story. The film is the first time for Du Qifeng to direct independently without Tsui Hark and Huang Baiming. The film not only won HK $31 million at the box office in Hong Kong, but also won him the nomination for best director at the 9th Hong Kong Film Awards. In the same year, he directed the comedy film lucky star. The film was released in Hong Kong on January 18, 1990, and ranked among the top ten box office films in Hong Kong in 1990 with a box office score of 20.29 million.
In 1991, Du Qifeng directed the film kick to treasure for Oriental film company. The film borrows some of the scenes from police and bandit films and supernatural films, and is still a typical comedy of new art city style. After that, Du Qifeng, Huang Baiming and Yi Jiazhen jointly set up baijiafeng film production company, which was mainly hosted by Du Qifeng.
In 1992, he directed the Wulitou Comedy "the judge of death" starring Stephen Chow. Released on July 2, 1992, the film broke the box office record of Hong Kong films with a box office of 49.88 million, becoming the annual box office champion of Hong Kong films and one of the top ten box office films of the year.
In 1993, Du Qifeng launched the Hollywood comic hero movie "three heroes of the Orient". In the same year, Du Qifeng also directed the sequel of "three swordsmen of the Orient", biography of modern heroes. The film combines science fiction, supernatural, police and bandits, nvxia and other elements.
In 1994, after producing a large number of different types of films for different companies, Du Qifeng decided to rethink his direction. So he took a year off. In 1995, Du Qifeng directed the film "tasteless detective" starring Liu Qingyun. This film breaks the traditional police bandit mode of black-and-white opposition, which is an important turning point in the film career of Du Qifeng.
In 1996, Du Qifeng, Wei Jiahui, you Naihai and others formed the galaxy image film company. In the same year, he filmed the pioneering work of Galaxy image team, 100000 urgent. The film, with the theme of the story of firefighters, was directed and supervised by Mr. Du Qifeng and was nominated for best director at the 17th Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 1998, Du Qifeng won the best director award of the 5th Hong Kong film criticism Society Award for his film "true hero". In 1999, Du Qifeng directed the gangster movie gunfire. The film is a breakthrough in Du Qifeng's directing career and marks the maturity of Du's style. With this film, Du Qifeng won the 19th Hong Kong Film Award, the 37th Taiwan Film Golden Horse Award and the 5th Hong Kong Film Golden Bauhinia Award for best director.
In 2000, Du Qifeng won the best director nomination of the 19th Hong Kong Film Awards for his film secret war. After that, Du Qifeng became the chief operating officer of China Star Group. He was responsible for the production and distribution of films, and established a 100 year film company with Tsui Hark, Lin Lingdong and Chen Jiashang. In the same year, he and Wei Jiahui co directed the romantic comedy "lonely men and few women". In 2001, he co directed the comedy "Zhong Wuyan" with Wei Jiahui. In the same year, he also directed the action film full time killer starring Andy Lau and ryunoshi asamachi. In 2002, he and Wei Jiahui co directed the love film "go left, go right" starring Leung wing Kee and Takeshi Kincheng.
In 2003, he directed the action drama "PTU", which is an ideal film made by Du Qifeng purely for himself. With this film, I won the best director award of the 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards. In the same year, he directed "big man with great wisdom" starring Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung and Zhang Zhaohui, and was nominated as the best director of the 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 2004, the judo dragon and tiger show, shot by Du Qifeng, is a tribute to Akira Kurosawa. In the same year, Du Qifeng directed the police and bandit film "big event" co starred by Ren Xianqi, Chen Huilin and Zhang Jiahui, which was made into a realistic film. The film not only participated in Cannes Film Festival, but also won the best director award of the 42nd Golden Horse Award for Taiwan film.
In 2005, Du Qifeng directed the realistic film "the underworld", which gives a panoramic description of Hong Kong's underworld. With this film, he won the best director award of the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards, the best director award of the 12th Hong Kong Film Critics Association Award, and the best director nomination of the 42nd Taiwan Film Golden Horse Award.
In 2006, he directed the gangster movie exile. The film not only entered the 63rd Venice International Film Festival Competition, but also won the best director award of the 12th Golden Bauhinia Award and the 13th Hong Kong film review Society Award.
In 2008, Du Qifeng's four-year film "the sparrow" entered the competition unit of the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. In the same year, he was the judge of the 65th Venice International Film Festival. In 2010, he was the producer of the film retribution. In the same year, he also directed the urban love film single men and women.
In 2011, he directed the crime themed film "the death penalty" starring Liu Qingyun and Ren Xianqi. With this film, Du Qifeng won the best director award of the 49th Taiwan Golden Horse Film Award, the best director award of the 12th Chinese Film Media Award, and the annual director award of Hong Kong and Taiwan of the 3rd China Film Directors Association. In the same year, he was the judge of the 64th Cannes International Film Festival.
On July 4, 2013, the film "blind detective" was released simultaneously in the mainland and Hong Kong, China. In the same year, the film "drug war" directed by sun Honglei and Gu Tianle was the first film that broke the box office record of police and bandit films in mainland China.
In 2015, he directed the drama "gorgeous office worker" starring Chow Yun fat, Zhang Ai Jia and Eason Chan, which was released for five days and achieved 43 million box office results.
In 2016, he and Wei Jiahui co directed the magic blockbuster "master of heaven catching demons", starring Gong Li, Liu Dehua and Xiang Zuo.
In October 2018, he won the honor award of Crouching Tiger, hidden dragon and East West exchange contribution in the 2nd Pingyao International Film Exhibition.
In September 2019, due to the limitation of the production contract with the film investor, he resigned as the chairman of the 56th Taiwan Golden Horse Awards.
In 1978, Du Qifeng married Huang Baoling. His wife rarely appeared in public, and they had no children.
Film and television production
On April 23, 2015, Du Qifeng appeared at the closing ceremony of the 5th Beijing International Film Festival.
Award winning record
Du Qifeng is one of the few directors in Hong Kong who make films seriously. His creation is consistent. Generally speaking, it is black, violent, dynamic and fatalistic. In addition to his black philosophy, simplicity and aesthetic attitude towards violence, the most important reason why people like and appreciate his films is that his films can always give the audience men's sigh beyond vision. The most exciting feature of duqifeng's film is gunfire. This film not only breaks through the limitations of gangster movies, but also lays the foundation of "Du's Aesthetics" (review of Nandu Entertainment Weekly).
Du Qifeng is a director with obvious film style, and he prefers black films. The relationship between Du Qifeng and Galaxy creative group is also inseparable. His and Wei Jiahui's works are classic. Wei Jiahui's works that do not cooperate with Du Qifeng are chaotic, which shows that Du Qifeng has strict control. His creative group gives the story more connotation and plot transition. Du Qifeng has craftsmanship as well as self-control and creation (Cui Ting's comment).
Through the shooting of many films, Du Qifeng has formed his unique Du style: delicate and full of tension action scenes, ingenious but natural story passages, old and steady orthodox flavor and distinctive images of Qifeng (Tencent online review).
Du Qifeng's films are pure and changeable, tough and delicate. His 100 films have 100 kinds of labels of "made in Hong Kong": the warmth of a Lang is the desolation of the hero's brow at the end of the road; the coldness of gunfire is full of the hot metal smell of bullets; the coldness of underworld is the heavy color of epic; and the free and easy secret war and gloomy implication
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