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China's 'Beijing Blues' wins at Taiwan film fest

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Nov. 24, 2012 17:57
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Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-Mei and Hong Kong actor Lau ChingWan hold their awards for Best Actress and Best Actor at the 49th Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
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 TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's "Beijing Blues" has won the best film award at Taiwan's Golden Horse Film Festival, an event considered the Chinese-language Oscars. Hong Kong's Johnnie To is taking home the best director's award.

 "Beijing Blues" portrays the lives of the ordinary urban dwellers through the work of a squad of plainclothes crime-hunters.

At Saturday's ceremony, To won the award for directing "Life Without Principle," a movie about ordinary citizens' struggles in hard economic times.

The film has also won veteran Hong Kong actor Lau Ching Wan the best actor's award. Lau portrays a triad thug seeking to recover money lost in a loan shark scheme.

Taiwan's Gwei Lun-mei won the best actress award for portraying a woman involved in a romantic triangle in "GF-BF" or "Girlfriend-Boyfriend."

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