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Hong Kong Film Awards presented

2010-04-19 14:04 BJT

HONG KONG, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Kungfu thriller "Bodyguards and Assassins", which tells a story of a group of men in early-20th- century Hong Kong who protected Sun Yat-sen from assassination, clinched best film and best director at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday.

Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse poses with his trophy at the backstage after winning the Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie "Bodyguards and Assassins" at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards held in Hong Kong, south China, April 18, 2010. (Xinhua Photo)
Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse poses with his 
trophy at the backstage after winning the 
Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 
movie "Bodyguards and Assassins" at the 29th 
Hong Kong Film Awards held in Hong Kong, south 
China, April 18, 2010. (Xinhua Photo)

"Bodyguards and Assassins" tells a story about a group of volunteers who tried their best and sacrificed their lives to protect the founding father of the Republic of China from assassins.

Hong Kong filmmaker Teddy Chen, who made this film out of ten years' waiting and efforts, won the best director award.

Best supporting actor went to Nicholas Tse, who was a rickshaw driver in "Bodyguards and Assassins".

Besides the action thriller, local favorite "Echoes of the Rainbow", the first Hong Kong film that won a crystal bear at the 60th Berlin Film Festival this year, also shone at the Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony Sunday night.

With a nostalgic lookback at 1960s Hong Kong, the low-budget film also played a dark horse at local box office this year.

The film won the best script for Director Alex Law, who told the story of his elder brother died young in the film.

He expressed his gratitude for his life partner and the film's producer Mabel Cheung, who became well-known in 1987 for their award-winning "An Autumn's Tale" featuring a love story of Chinese immigrants in New York city.

Veteran Simon Yam, who plays a quiet, hardworking father in the film, was crowned the best actor.

"One should always adhere to his belief," he quoted lines from the film to encourage Hong Kong filmmakers.

As the first best actress in the history of Hong Kong Film Awards 28 years ago, local veteran Wai Ying-hung burst into tears after she was named best actress once again for portraying a single mother whose son faces rape charges in "At the End of Daybreak".

Hong Kong actress Michelle Ye won best supporting actress for " Accident".