Hong Kong film director Ringo Lam in 2016. Photo: Edmond So
Hong Kong film director Ringo Lam in 2016. Photo: Edmond So

How legendary Hong Kong action film director Ringo Lam broke into Hollywood but reserved his best for home

  • Lam made three Jean-Claude Van Damme movies in America, but his biggest successes all came in his hometown
  • He said real action and stunts, and the feeling of genuine danger, were always the forte of Hong Kong films, not the CGI technology of Hollywood

Hong Kong film director Ringo Lam in 2016. Photo: Edmond So
Hong Kong film director Ringo Lam in 2016. Photo: Edmond So
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