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Mainland comedian 'puzzled' by Wong Kar-wai style


14:29, January 28, 2013

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Chinese mainland comedian Zhao Benshan was "at a loss" when he was playing in Hong Kong film maker Wong Kar-wai's new movie "The Grand Masters."

"Wong would only say OK and giving no instruction on your performance," Zhao said in an interview on Sunday, "You have no idea about the role and even the time you should stop acting."

Zhao said that it is hard to act in Wong's film, compared to the cooperation with other leading Chinese directors, including Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige and Feng Xiaogang.

"I finally make out the character I was playing, who is a retired kung fu master," Zhao added.

During the interview, Zhao also expressed his respects for Wong as "he would give up anything for a good film."

"The Grand Masters" debuted on the Chinese screen in early January. Famous Chinese stars Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Zhang Ziyi, as well as Korean film star Song Hye-kyo, also played in the film.

Wang is internationally renowned for visually unique and emotionally resonant works, including "Days of Being Wild," "Chungking Express," "2046," and "Happy Together."

He is the first Asian Director to win the Best Director Award of Cannes Film Festival in 1997.

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