Liao Fan

Liao Fan (Chinese: 廖凡; born in Changsha, 14 February 1974) is a Chinese film and theatre actor. He is a graduate of Shanghai Theatre Academy.

In February 2014 he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, for his performance in the film Black Coal, Thin Ice (directed by Diao Yinan).

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Liao Fan filmography

 

Poster for the movie "The Wild Goose Lake"

The Wild Goose Lake

A gang leader on the run seeking redemption… A girl in trouble risking everything to gain her freedom… Both hunted on the hidden shores of The Wild Goose Lake. They set a deadly gamble for what may be their last day.

Ash Is Purest White

In 2001, in the impoverished Chinese industrial city of Datong, a young dancer named Qiao falls in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, Qiao fires a shot to protect Bin and subsequently gets sentenced to five years in prison. Upon her release, Qiao goes looking for Bin to try and start all over again.

Gimme Kudos

Old-fashioned, middle-aged Yang Hongqi claims that on a rainy night he saved a university coed from the threat of sexual violence on the outer limits of Nanjing city. He soon begs Gu Guoge, a superstar reporter at Nanjing Newspaper, for public kudos in the press. At first Gu ignores the absurd request, but pushed by Yang’s desperate and tenacious attitude Gu begins to look at verifying the case. Finally he finds the victim, Ouyang Hua … Read more

Only You

Only You (Chinese: 命中注定) is a 2015 Chinese-United States romantic comedy film directed by Zhang Hao and starring Tang Wei and Liao Fan. The film is a remake of 1994’s Only You that starred Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey, Jr. The film was released on July 24, 2015.

Black Coal, Thin Ice

Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that tanked their careers when the killings begin again.

Love on Credit

Xiaoqing and Xiaohong are twins with distinctive, different personalities. Xiaoqing believes in true love while Xiaohong only cares about money. Drama ensues when they both start pursuing love for the sake of money.

Love is Not Blind

Xiaoxian’s life is right on track. She has a steady job at an upscale wedding planning company, a cute apartment, and most importantly, a loving boyfriend of 7 years. Any day now, Xiaoxian is sure that he’ll pop the question. But everything comes crashing down when she discovers that he’s actually cheating on her— with her best friend. How could things go so wrong? Dumped and heartbroken, Xiaoxian is a total mess. It doesn’t help … Read more

Gimme Kudos

Old-fashioned, middle-aged Yang Hongqi claims that on a rainy night he saved a university coed from the threat of sexual violence on the outer limits of Nanjing city. He soon begs Gu Guoge, a superstar reporter at Nanjing Newspaper, for public kudos in the press. At first Gu ignores the absurd request, but pushed by Yang’s desperate and tenacious attitude Gu begins to look at verifying the case. Finally he finds the victim, Ouyang Hua … Read more

Love

Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.

Chinese Zodiac

Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which were sacked by the French and British armies from the imperial Summer Palace in Beijing in 1860. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission.

Showtime

Shanghai, 2009. After four years of studying, a group of dance students are wished well by their teacher as they start rehearsals for their graduation performance. Meanwhile, 5 members of a 1936 Shanghai theatre troupe, lead by Master Liu, are transported into the present to broaden their horizons.

If You Are the One 2

A sequel to one of China’s biggest box office hits, the wry romantic comedy “Fei Cheng Wu Rao 2” (“If You Are the One 2”) — the first Chinese release to open in its homeland and North America on the same day — continues the odd-couple courtship saga of wealthy, middle-aged retiree Qin Fen (Ge You) and serious-minded young air hostess Xiaoxiao (Shu Qi).After an amusing prelude in which Qin presides over a lavish divorce … Read more

Let the Bullets Fly

Set in China during the Warlords Period of the1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.

Getting Home

A black comedy about a farmer who tries to bring home the body of his friend, who died far from their town. Getting Home (落叶归根; Lùo yè gūi gēn) is a 2007 Chinese comedy/drama film directed by Zhang Yang and starring Chinese comedian Zhao Benshan.

Assembly

Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).

Curiosity Kills the Cat

This story takes place in a city by the Yangzi River where skyscrapers stand around falling slums… In a luxurious apartment an enchanting story of modern China unfolds… As the Chinese economy blooms so does the gap between rich and poor… These events unite an unlikely cast of a lady of noble decency, her power- hungry husband, a manicure store owner, a security guard, and a countryside girl and series of mysterious events haunted them… … Read more

Baober in Love

Liu Zhi, a young man, depressed and trapped in a loveless marriage with a dominating girl, meets Baober (an ageless young girl) on a Beijing street one day. They fall in love and start to live a strange, mysterious life….

Chicken Poets

Yun Fei, a young poet, seeks the advice of an old university friend who lives in the Beijing suburbs, discovering that his friend has gone into business breeding black chickens. Discouraged about his future as a poet, Yun Fei starts a relationship with a colorblind young girl who encourages him to persevere. But even this new relationship is not enough to inspire him to write. It’s at this point that he buys a pirated record … Read more