Ordinary Heroes (film)

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Ordinary Heroes
千言萬語 / Qian yan wan yu
Directed by Ann Hui
Written by Kin Chung Chan
Starring Lee Kang-sheng, Anthony Wong
Release dates
  • 1999 (1999)
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Ordinary Heroes (Chinese: 千言萬語 / Qian yan wan yu) is a 1999 Cantonese-language film directed by Ann Hui. It was co-produced by Hong Kong and China. It concerns social reform activists in Hong Kong.

The film's Chinese title refers to a popular song by Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng.



It won the prestigious Best Picture award at the 19th Hong Kong Film Awards, as well as five awards at the Golden Horse Film Festival, including Best Film. It was chosen as Hong Kong's official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination.[1] It was also entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


  1. ^ "Record 47 Countries In Oscar Contention" (Press release). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 1999-11-22. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1999 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 

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