10 Feb '11, 5am

Tsui Hark's action thriller heads list of Hong Kong Film Award nominees

Tsui Hark's action thriller heads list of Hong Kong Film Award nominees

HONG KONG: Veteran Hong Kong director Tsui Hark's action thriller "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame" lead the pack in nominations. The nomination list for the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards, one of the biggest events in Asian cinema, was released Tuesday, reported Hong Kong media. The film, about the imperial detective Dee Renjie (played by Andy Lau) who tries to find out the cause behind the seemingly spontaneous combustion of court officials in Tang Dynasty China, garnered a whopping 13 award nominations. Trailing closely behind was Su Chao-pin's martial arts epic "Reign of Assassins" with 11 nominations, Wilson Yip's biopic "Ip Man 2" about martial arts legend Bruce Lee's master Ip Man (10 nominations) as well as Dante Lam's crime thriller "The Stool Pigeon" which starred acclaimed Hong Kong actors Nicholas Tse and Nick Cheung (eight nominations). All four...

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