Lawrence Ah Mon

Lawrence Lau
Chinese name 劉國昌 (traditional)
Chinese name 刘国昌 (simplified)
Pinyin Liú guó chāng (Mandarin)
Jyutping lau4 gwok3 coeng1 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born Union of South Africa
Occupation Director
Ancestry Shunde, Guangdong, China

Lawrence Ah Mon or Lawrence Lau Kwok Cheong (劉國昌) (born 1949) is a Hong Kong film director. His films are notable for their lurid exploration of the problems of the poor in modern Hong Kong, such as Gangs (1986), Spacked Out (2000), Gimme Gimme (2001) and City Without Baseball (2008). He has also made several films about colonial and postcolonial subaltern history in Hong Kong, such as the Lee Rock series (starring Andy Lau) and Queen of Temple Street (1990).

He was born in Pretoria, South Africa.

He has been nominated for Best Director in the Hong Kong Film Awards twice.

Filmography as director

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