Lam Suet

Lam Suet (Chinese: 林雪) is a Hong Kong film actor. Lam was born in Tianjin, and came to Hong Kong as a youth in 1979 to receive inheritance money left by his grandfather.

Soon after all the money had been squandered and Lam had to work various odd jobs to make a living.

In the mid-eighties he got employment on movie sets through the help of friends. He has done different roles, from lighting and props to stage manager and set and script supervisor.

Lam gradually developed an interest in acting and by his own account, pestered various directors until they relented and gave him tiny roles. There are two pivotal persons in Lam’s acting career. The first is Stephen Chow, who befriended him in his early days as a crew member and cast him in movies like The God of Cookery (1996) and Kung Fu Hustle. The second person is director Johnnie To. Lam has been in over 80 films since 1996 and at least 20 of those have been directed or produced by To. Known for his weight and size, his roles are often as a bumbling secondary character providing comic relief from the most intense nature of To’s films. He is perhaps most famous for his various supporting roles in To’s films, notably as the bumbling taxi driver Yip in the award winning film Breaking News (2004).

The most notable To-Lam collaborations include The Mission, which garnered Lam Best Supporting Actor nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Award, and PTU. Lam was nominated for a Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor and took home the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in PTU. He has also had interesting roles in movies like Wu yen (2001), as the effeminate Prime Minister, and in Diva – Ah Hey (2003), in which he played Charlene Choi’s loving and supportive father. Lam has been married for almost a decade. His wife is 10 years his junior and is from the same hometown.

Lam Suet Filmography

 

Poster for the movie "Needing You..."

Needing You…

Wah and Kinki both working at the same department of a computer company. Both of them are not getting on very well initially, but friendship develops when they get to know each other after a while. When Wah starts to realize his emergent fondness for Kinki, his ex-girlfriend reappears and plans to gain back his affection. In addition, he notices that his ex-girlfriend arranges a guy to pair up with Kinki. At the same time, … Read more

Poster for the movie "Kill Time"

Kill Time

After the death of her policeman father, Xiaomai (Angelababy) begins to look over his old journals filled with notes about the cases he investigated over the years. The mention of a purple scarf in the notes particularly catches her attention, prompting her to purchase a similar scarf from a mysterious website that claims to sell everything, as long as one can pay the price. Soon after, Xiaomai’s close friend (Rayza) is found dead, strangled by … Read more

Poster for the movie "Tales From The Dark 1"

Tales From The Dark 1

In the first of a two-part film project, three short stories from acclaimed Hong Kong horror writer Lilian Lee are adapted for the big screen in this horror anthology.

Poster for the movie "Election 2"

Election 2

As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.

Poster for the movie "Election"

Election

A drama-thriller centered on a democratic election within an organized crime society.

Poster for the movie "Lifeline"

Lifeline

Johnnie To’s character-centered drama follows a Hong Kong firefighting crew as they take on harrowing rescue missions and navigate personal dilemmas.

Poster for the movie "Missbehavior"

Missbehavior

The film revolves around a group of individuals who are all connected by a lost bottle of breast milk

Poster for the movie "A Home With A View"

A Home With A View

In order to preserve the value of his assets, the Lo’s family a patriarch (Francis Ng) spends all his saving’s and his father’s retirements pensions to purchase an old-age flat in the middle of a noisy neighborhood, cohabiting with his neurotic wife (Anita Yuen), unemployed son (Ng Siu-hin), daughter (Jocelyn Choi) who is going through puberty and his elderly, disabled father (Cheung Tat-ming).

Poster for the movie "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Mainlander & financial analyst Cheng Zixin (Gao Yuan-Yuan), who followed her then boyfriend Owen (Terence Yin) to Hong Kong, runs into her ex-boyfriend while riding the bus. Owen is now with his pregnant wife and when his wife spots Owen talking to his ex she she freaks out. Cheng hurriedly gets off the bus and, being in a daze, is almost run over by a car. A haggard drunk named Fang (Daniel Wu) then saves … Read more

Poster for the movie "Tactical Unit - The Code"

Tactical Unit – The Code

Tensions flare between PTU officers and the Complaints Against Police Officers unit when a security camera captures a triad member being brutalized by PTU officers.

Poster for the movie "Sparrow"

Sparrow

Kei (Simon Yam) is the experienced leader of a team of pickpockets — also known as “Sparrows” in HK slang. He enjoys a carefree lifestyle taking photos. One day a dashing beauty, Chun-Lei (Kelly Lin), suddenly appears in Kei’s viewfinder. Kei is mesmerized. But behind Chun-Lei’s attractive facade lies a mysterious past and a mission to set herself free.

Poster for the movie "Run Papa Run"

Run Papa Run

Run Papa Run is a 2008 Hong Kong comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Sylvia Chang, and based on a novel by Benny Li. It was produced by JCE Movies Limited, with Jackie Chan serving as an executive producer. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film stars Louis Koo as Lee Tin-Yun, a Triad boss who struggles to hide his criminal lifestyle when he is faced with raising his daughter.

Poster for the movie "Mad Detective"

Mad Detective

A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

Poster for the movie ""

Vulgaria

Struggling movie producer To Wai-Cheung (Chapman To) is hardly able to make ends meet, yet his daughter (Fiona Sit) hopes to one day sees him being interviewed on TV. In order to fulfill his daughter’s dream, he meets Tyrannosaurus (Ronald Cheng), a Guangxi based triad head and a movie investor with a peculiar taste. Tyrannosaurus wants to remake a category III movie starring his childhood idol Siu Yam-yam called Confessions of Two Concubines.

Poster for the movie "A Better Tomorrow"

A Better Tomorrow 2018

A former smuggler attempts to start his life anew and repair his relationship with his estranged brother after his release from prison.

Poster for the movie "Eye in the Sky"

Eye in the Sky

The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from filmmaking duo Johnnie To and Nai-Hoi Yau. Of course, the criminal knows all along he’s being watched. But that doesn’t stop him from trying to pull off the biggest score of … Read more

Poster for the movie "Dog Bite Dog"

Dog Bite Dog

A young Cambodian man who has been trained to fight for money in his country is hired to kill someone in Hong Kong. He performs the hit and then flees from Hong Kong police, who are wrestling with internal problems of a model cop and his son, who is also on the force and who was told by his dad not to become a police officer. The father goes into a coma after being shot, … Read more

Poster for the movie "I'll Call You"

I’ll Call You

Man works as a clerk in a shipping company. His life is truly non-eventful and dull, until he meets the beautiful but highly arrogant Karen. By day, Karen is a two-bit host of a home shopping network. When the sun is down, she frequents clubs and discos to fill her time and search for company. Man’s affection towards Karen is obvious, but she thinks of him as nothing more than a friend, someone whom she … Read more

Poster for the movie "Home Sweet Home"

Home Sweet Home

When an outwardly perfect family moves into a labyrinthine apartment complex with a dark history, their fragile façade soon begins to crumble to the ground in a captivating horror-drama directed by Cheang Poi Soi and starring Shu Qi. May’s (Qi) son has gone missing, and in order to win him back, the devoted mother is going to have to face her worst fears as she navigates a treacherous maze of incomprehensible evil. If she can … Read more

Poster for the movie "2 Young"

2 Young

A young boy from a working-class family and a bored young girl from a rich family are falling in love. Soon, she’s pregnant and the teenagers have to escape from their disapproving parents.

Poster for the movie "One Night in Mongkok"

One Night in Mongkok

Hong Kong nihilism. December 22, a street quarrel leads to the death of a gang leader’s son. Next day, he seeks revenge on his brother, a rival boss. He calls on Liu, a fixer, to import a hit man from the mainland. Lai Fu, a tough and youthful hick, arrives with a day pass. The cops, led by the morose Milo, hear about the killer; they open a full-scale Christmas Eve operation to find the … Read more

Poster for the movie "Explosive City"

Explosive City

A young Japanese woman has been trained to become a professional killer since childhood. Two cops pursue the girl, who has assassinated a Hong Kong official.

Poster for the movie "Crazy n' the City"

Crazy n’ the City

Tensions arise when Jack Chan, a spineless constable who regards his work as a job but not a career, is partnered with an energetic and conscientious policewoman, Man Liu. When a serial killer emerges in Hong Kong, Man Liu swears to catch him. Jack is impressed by her bravery and decides to secretly protect her.

Poster for the movie "Turn Left, Turn Right"

Turn Left, Turn Right

John Liu (Takeshi Kaneshiro) is an aspiring violinist and Eve Choi (Gigi Leung) is a professional translator whose true passion is translating love poems. They live parallel lives and appear to be perfect for each other, but somehow fate seems to keep them apart. Living in different units of the same apartment building and separated by one thin wall, they never meet, because when they leave, one turns left, and one turns right.

Poster for the movie "The Mission"

The Mission

Triad boss Lung (Eddy Ko), who has just escaped being killed in an assassination attempt hires the killers Curtis (Anthony Wong), James (Lam Suet), Mike (Roy Cheung), Roy (Francis Ng) and Shin (Jackie Lui) for his protection.

Poster for the movie "Accident"

Accident

A self-styled accident choreographer, the Brain is a professional hitman who kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. When the teams next assignment goes disastrously wrong, Brain begins to suspect that someone else has planned an ‘accident’ on them.

Poster for the movie "You Shoot, I Shoot"

You Shoot, I Shoot

A hired killer pairs up with an amateur filmmaker to provide clients with satisfying footage of enemies getting whacked in this black comedy. Business is down, so hit man Bart is thrilled when Mrs. Ma hires him to kill her enemies — and film the murders. But Bart’s first video killing stinks, so he hires filmmaker Chuen. Although business subsequently picks up, their notoriety creates complications.

Poster for the movie "Love on a Diet"

Love on a Diet

Sammi Cheng plays Mimi Mo, a young exchange student to Japan who met and fell in love with a budding pianist, Kurokawa, played by Rikiya Kurokawa. Kurokawa eventually leaves to study music in the USA and returns to Japan as a famous musician. Meanwhile, Mimi has dealt with her depression by eating and weights over 300lbs and Kurokawa doesn’t recognize her. Mimi eventually meets Fatty (Andy Lau) who helps her lose the weight so she … Read more

Poster for the movie "Fulltime Killer"

Fulltime Killer

Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin, hired to clean O’s apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin’s life with a mission–to unveil O’s identity and usurp his place as the number one sharp-shooting assassin in the game.

Poster for the movie "Help!!!"

Help!!!

A trio of idealistic young doctors take on a corrupt, ineffective hospital management more interested in saving dollars than lives. Sub-plots crop up in the form of a love triangle, an electrical blackout, and a major car accident.

Poster for the movie "Juliet in Love"

Juliet in Love

Francis Ng is Jordan, a low level triad who finds himself strangely attracted to divorced restaurant hostess Juliet (Sandra Ng), who’s had a mastectomy and has since retreated into a shell. Through coincidence, the two form a makeshift family with the child of a triad boss (Simon Yam) who’s after Jordan for some dough.

Poster for the movie "The Odd One Dies"

The Odd One Dies

A failure of a Triad who is desperate for money decides to accept an assassination mission. With his advance in money he decides to risk it in gambling, he becomes lucky and wins a fortune. With all this money he is not so sure that he wishes to do the murder anymore, he looks for a hitman to take his place. He finds a women willing to take the job but she ends up more … Read more

Poster for the movie "A Hero Never Dies"

A Hero Never Dies

Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, Martin’s gang ambushes Jack’s at a Thai hotel. There is a spectacular shootout, in which both Martin and Jack are severely wounded. The leader of Jack’s gang was at the hotel, unlike Martin’s, and escapes. Afterwards, both gang leaders, … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Stewardess"

The Stewardess

Keung suffers from a recurring nightmare in which a woman in red chases him down a highway and tries to kill him with a plastic toy jet. When his girlfriend Apple leaves on a business trip, Keung pounces on the chance to approach his new neighbor, Yurei, a Japanese stewardess. However, it soon becomes apparent that his new love interest is damaged goods, and that she has Keung and Apple booked first class for a … Read more

Poster for the movie "Shark Busters"

Shark Busters

TC Lee, a senior policeman whose mounting debts are making headlines in the local press. Lee’s not the only person in trouble at his police station, where a handful of colleagues are paying off the bank or worse, are becoming locked into repayments to gangland debt collectors. When Lee and his colleagues become caught in the loan sharks’ spiraling interest charges and organized pressure tactics, they become vigilantes and fight back.

Poster for the movie "PTU"

PTU

Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague’s missing gun. Two years in the making, Johnnie To’s police thriller PTU focuses on just a single night’s action. Scruffy police sergeant Lo (Lam Suet) stumbles into a gangland mess when he visits a restaurant early in the evening.

Poster for the movie "Exiled"

Exiled

A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen – those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him. Synopsis The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers in a new era under the Chinese rule. For the jaded hit men, they wonder where this journey will end. Against this background … Read more

Poster for the movie "Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky"

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally ‘through’ the feared ‘gang of four’, and undergo multiple tortures before facing the governor in one of the goriest climaxes ever seen.

Poster for the movie "Shinjuku Incident"

Shinjuku Incident

Iron Zhao aka Steelhead, a truck repairman from China’s Northeast, and settles down as an illegal immigrant in Tokyo. After a series of run-ins with the Yakuza, he rises to power as the Don of Chinese illegal immigrants. However, things get out of control when he’s foolish enough to believe in clean getaways in a world that offers none, and soon comes to seal his own fate.

Poster for the movie "Three"

Three

Realising that he will be defeated in no time during a police showdown, a thug shoots himself to force the cops to cease fire and take him to the hospital. In the hospital, he claims human rights to refuse immediate treatment in order to buy time for his underlings to rescue him. The detective in charge sees through his scheme but decides to play along so as to capture his whole gang once and for … Read more