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Patrick Tam

Film director

Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay

Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing

After This Our Exile, Nomad, The Sword, Final Victory, My Heart Is That Eternal R

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Love Massacre, High Noon

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Patrick Tam Kar Ming (Chinese: 譚家明; pinyin: Tán Jiāmíng; born March 25, 1948) is a Hong Kong film director and film editor. He is known as the mentor of Wong Kar-wai.


Tam directed the 1987 film Final Victory, scripted by Wong Kar-wai. He edited Wong Kar-wai's Days of Being Wild, contributing the cameo appearance of Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in the last scene, and Ashes of Time, as well as Johnnie To's Election.

As part of Hong Kong's New Wave of film directors in the late 1970s and 1980s, Tam's work enjoys great acclaim. According to Hong Kong film critic Perry Lam, writing in Muse magazine, '[Tam's] unpredictable digressions and swift changes of scene can evoke a dreamer's logic, but his sound and images are always sharp and particular.'

Tam is now associate professor of School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.


  • The Sword (1980)
  • Love Massacre (1981)
  • Nomad (1982)
  • Cherie (1984)
  • Final Victory (1987)
  • The Burning Snow (1988)
  • My Heart Is That Eternal Rose (1989)
  • After This Our Exile (2006)
  • References

    Patrick Tam (film director) Wikipedia