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Wu Tianming (Tian-Ming Wu)


Born - 19 October 1939, Shaanxi Prince, China
Died - 4 March 2014

Although he directed a fair few films himself, it was as a producer that this benevolent-looking Chinese, the former boss of Xi'an Film Studios, exerted most influence on the 'Fifth Generation' filmmakers, as such directors as Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige became acclaimed international names. His own films, which focused on the human condition, included Qin Yuan (1980), which he co-directed, River Without Buoys (1983), Life/Ren Sheng (1984), The Old Well (1986), The King of Masks (1996), C.E.O. (2002) and Song of the Phoenix (2013), his last. He died from a heart attack.