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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.


Associated Press
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