Zhou Xiaowen

Zhou Xiaowen (simplified Chinese: 周晓文; traditional Chinese: 周曉文; pinyin: Zhōu Xiǎowén; born 1954 in Beijing) is a Chinese filmmaker. He graduated from the Cinematography Department of the Beijing Film Academy in 1975 and is part of the so-called Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers.[1]

Zhou Xiaowen
Born1954 (age 68–69)
OccupationFilm director
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese周曉文
Simplified Chinese周晓文

Zhou's thrillers received commercial success. Due to government censorship several of his films were prevented from being released. Very few people not in China knew about Zhou before the 1994 release of Ermo.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
1987 Desperation 最后的疯狂 Co-directed with Shi Chengfeng; also known as The Last Frenzy
1987 In Their Prime 他们正年轻 Co-directed with Guo Fangfang
1987 Obsession 疯狂的代价 Also known as The Price of Frenzy
1991 No Regrets About Youth 青春无悔 Also known as No Regrets
1992 The Impulse of Youth 青春冲动
1993 The Lie Detector 测谎器
1993 The Trail 大路
1994 The Black Mountain 黑山路
1994 Ermo 二嫫
1996 The Emperor's Shadow 秦颂
1998 The Common People


  • Xiao, Zhiwei and Yingjin Zhang. Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, June 1, 2002. ISBN 0203195558, 9780203195550.


  1. ^ Zhang, Yingjin & Xiao, Zhiwei (1998). "Fifth Generation" in Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, p. 164. ISBN 0-415-15168-6.
  2. ^ Xiao and Zhang, p. 95.

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