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'Infernal Affairs' director tries hand at romance


HONG KONG (AP) -- He is best known in Chinese cinema and in the West for his sleekly shot gangster thrillers like the "Young and Dangerous" series and "Infernal Affairs" trilogy. But veteran Hong Kong director Andrew Lau says he has left his comfort zone with a brooding romance about the relationship between a Hong Kong woman and an ailing mainland Chinese police officer.

Lau told The Associated Press on Sunday that "A Beautiful Life" represents a clear break from his fast-paced, visually dynamic work of the past

Lau said: "My visuals are typically very powerful. The rhythm is fast. The cuts are fast. This time I took a completely different approach. There are many lengthy shots."

The film will be released in China next month.

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