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Karl Maka est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Scénariste et Producteur Chinois né le 29 février 1944

Karl Maka

Karl Maka
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Nom de naissance Mak Ka Seung (麥嘉尚)
Nationalité Chine
Naissance 29 février 1944 (75 ans)
Fondateur de Cinema City & Films Co.

Karl Maka (Chinese:麥嘉) is a Hong Kong film producer, director, actor and presenter. He was born on 29 February 1944 in Taishan, China. He is known for being the "bald " detective comedian in Hong Kong and won the best actor award in 1982's Hong Kong Film Awards. One of his popular movie roles is in Aces Go Places (最佳拍檔) in which he acted alongside Sam Hui.

Biographie

Karl Maka moved to Hong Kong in 1958 from Taishan, mainland China. Five years later he emigrated to New York City where he studied as an engineer. While in America he worked for the telephone company in New Jersey. During this time he acquired the brand of humor, markedly American in style, that was to become a hallmark of his later work. Maka returned to Hong Kong in 1973. He quickly got into the film business – first as an assistant director and then in 1976 directed his first film.

It was in 1980 though when he formed the film company Cinema City along with Raymond Wong and Dean Shek that Maka was fully able to put his Western influenced comedic imprint upon his films. In 1982, Maka made the first Aces Go Places film with Sam Hui and Sylvia Chang (who he was married to but has since divorced). These films were tremendously popular in Hong Kong. During the first part of the '80s, Cinema City was extremely successful – producing a number of comedies that did well and introducing many stars to the public. They also acted as the producers for Tsui Hark’s production company, Film Workshop, and therefore are partly responsible for such classics as Shanghai Blues, Peking Opera Blues and A Better Tomorrow and they also produced films such as Ringo Lam’s On Fire series. Towards the end of the '80s, Cinema City fell upon hard times when a number of their films collapsed at the box office, with Dragon from Russia (1990) being the final nail in their financial coffin. Maka essentially left the film industry by 1991 and began focusing on the real estate business – but the downturn in the real estate sector during the Asian crash of the late '90s generated large financial losses for Maka.

In 2000 Maka returned to the film business with his old partner Sam Hui in the geared for the Chinese New Year film Winner Takes All 2000 – but it unfortunately did not fare well at the box office and Maka admitted that perhaps his style of family comedy is no longer popular.

Le plus souvent avec

Dean Shek
Dean Shek
(16 films)
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(11 films)
Eric Tsang
Eric Tsang
(12 films)
Lau Kar Wing
Lau Kar Wing
(9 films)
Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(11 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Karl Maka (35 films)

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Haomen yeyan
Réalisé par Tsui Hark, Clifton Ko M.H., Joe Cheung Tung Cho
Origine Hong kong
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Eric Tsang, Carol "Do Do" Cheng, Sammo Hung, John Shum, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Tony Leung Ka-fai
Rôle Mr. Mak
Note57% 2.8610252.8610252.8610252.8610252.861025
Developer Tsang Siu-Chi (Eric Tsang) and his agent (Jacky Cheung) have bought two of a group of four properties. Rival developer, Boss Hung (Sammo Hung) has secured the other two properties. Both aim to buy all four so they can knock them down and build hotels.
神擊大道, 1h36
Réalisé par Lee Lik-chi
Origine Hong kong
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Stephen Chow, Wu Ma, Yuen Wah, Amy Yip, Roy Cheung, Sandra Ng
Rôle Master
Note65% 3.295623.295623.295623.295623.29562
"Ching Sing" (Stephen Chow) is a mediocre con artist who crosses paths with Teresa Mo, a fellow con artist. Together they impersonate various people and create numerous schemes to make money. Meanwhile, gangsters are making a scheme of their own.
Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon, 1h45
Réalisé par Lau Kar Wing
Origine Hong kong
Genres Comédie, Action, Wuxiapian
Thèmes Sport, Arts martiaux, Kung-fu
Acteurs Sammo Hung, Karl Maka, Lau Kar Wing, Carrie Ng, Hung Yan-yan, Wilson Yip
Rôle Baldy Mak Sui Fu
Note67% 3.3927753.3927753.3927753.3927753.392775
Fatty dragon (Hung) est un flic qui ne colle pas à cacher son admiration pour Bruce Lee. En collaboration avec son partenaire, la chauve Skinny Tiger, il est derrière dealer Wing. Quand ils courent lors d'une poursuite spectaculaire de mariage, par inadvertance, de leur chef dans la soupe, ils sont suspendus. Ils décident d'aller en vacances ensoleillée Singapour, mais quand Wing est en liberté sous caution, il voyage chassant la paire pour se venger.
Mad Mission 5, 1h43
Réalisé par Liu Chia-liang, Eric Tsang
Origine Hong kong
Genres Art martial, Comédie, Action, Wuxiapian
Thèmes Sport, Arts martiaux, Kung-fu
Acteurs Karl Maka, Leslie Cheung, Nina Li Chi, Ellen Chan, Danny Lee, Roy Cheung
Rôle Albert Au
Note55% 2.765012.765012.765012.765012.76501
Sam se bat cette fois-ci contre quatre lascars essayant de récupérer une épée ancestrale, dérobée par un gang de voleurs d'objets d'art.
The Eighth Happiness, 1h31
Réalisé par Johnnie To
Origine Hong kong
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Chow Yun-fat, Jacky Cheung, Carol "Do Do" Cheng, Michael Chow, Cherie Chung, Michael Chow
Rôle Audience member
Note63% 3.1964353.1964353.1964353.1964353.196435
Ce film raconte les aventures de trois frères (Chow Yun-fat, Raymond Wong et Jacky Cheung) auprès des femmes.
Mad Mission 4 : Rien ne sert de mourir, 1h26
Réalisé par Ringo Lam
Origine Hong kong
Genres Comédie, Action
Thèmes Sport, Arts martiaux
Acteurs Karl Maka, Sally Yeh, Sylvia Chang, Ronald Lacey, Kwan Tak-hing, Roy Chiao
Rôle Albert Au
Note58% 2.9488552.9488552.9488552.9488552.948855
Sam est à la poursuite de gangsters ayant enlevé un savant fou, découvreur d'un cristal donnant une force surhumaine.
Le Flic de Hong Kong 3, 1h35
Réalisé par Eric Tsang
Origine Hong kong
Genres Art martial, Comédie, Action, Wuxiapian
Thèmes Sport, Arts martiaux, Kung-fu
Acteurs Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Anthony Chan, Alan Tam, Karl Maka, Billy Lau Nam-Kwong
Rôle Chief Inspector Albert / Baldy
Note56% 2.820532.820532.820532.820532.82053
On propose aux fameux Lucky Stars une nouvelle mission, plus dangereuse, en enquêtant sur une mystérieuse affaire de trafic d’armes entre deux gangs. Mais toute l’équipe ne rempile pas, et de nouveaux membres vont être recrutés…
Kung Hei Fat Choy, 1h32
Réalisé par Dean Shek
Origine Hong kong
Acteurs Dean Shek, George Lam Chi Cheung, Alan Tam, Ann Bridgewater, Karl Maka, Tsui Hark
Rôle Grabbing Gold
Note58% 2.9172952.9172952.9172952.9172952.917295
Money God was being naughty in heaven and as a punishment, he was sent to Earth to do good deeds for humans. On Earth, he meets Fung, a restaurant owner and his son Ben. Money God guides Fung to success and his business begins to rise while also helping him fend off loan shark Mo. At the same time, Money God tries to woo Fung's younger sister Ellen. Later, Mo learns of the Money God and unsuccessfully tries to exploit him. As his popularity spreads across Hong Kong, cops, triads and ghost-busters start trailing the Money God.
Da gung wong dai, 1h39
Réalisé par Tsui Hark
Origine Hong kong
Genres Comédie, Romance
Acteurs George Lam Chi Cheung, Tsui Hark, Karl Maka, Joey Wong, Ng Man-tat, Tang Kee-chan
Rôle Ah Capone
Note63% 3.194753.194753.194753.194753.19475
Chief Inspector Robin (Teddy Robin) receives information about the release of a felon who is rumored to be interested in murdering someone. At first, he is unable to determine the identity of both the felon and the supposed victim. However, after some research, he concludes the felon is triad boss Ah Capone (Karl Maka) and the victim is private investigator Yoho (George Lam). In order to protect Yoho, Inspector Robin arrests him on a trivial charge and locks him up at the police station.
Mad Mission 3, 1h36
Réalisé par Tsui Hark
Origine Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Comédie, Action
Thèmes Espionnage
Acteurs Karl Maka, Sylvia Chang, Peter Graves, Richard Kiel, Ricky Hui, Huguette Funfrock
Rôle Albert Au
Note58% 2.9046552.9046552.9046552.9046552.904655
Un monte-en-l'air est poursuivi par la mafia pour avoir dérobé une pierre précieuse de grande valeur. Il se retrouve obligé d'aider la police pour se débarrasser des gangsters qui le poursuivent.
Mad mission 2 - Les robots, 1h40
Réalisé par Eric Tsang
Origine Hong kong
Genres Comédie, Action
Acteurs Karl Maka, Charlie Cho, Billy Lau Nam-Kwong, Eric Tsang, Tsui Hark, Sylvia Chang
Rôle Albert Au
Note67% 3.391173.391173.391173.391173.39117
Sam est de nouveau poursuivi par la mafia pour vol de diamants. Cette fois-ci le FBI est de la partie.
Mad Mission, 1h33
Réalisé par Eric Tsang
Origine Hong kong
Genres Comédie, Action
Acteurs Karl Maka, Sylvia Chang, Chan Sing, George Lam Chi Cheung, Dean Shek, Tsui Hark
Rôle Albert Au
Note67% 3.3942253.3942253.3942253.3942253.394225
Sam, alias Gant blanc vole des diamants à la mafia. Langue Chaude et Kody Jack, un inspecteur gaffeur new-yorkais sont chargés de l'enquête. Sam doit faire équipe avec la police afin d'échapper à la mafia.
Huan le shen xian wo, 1h31
Réalisé par Wu Ma
Origine Hong kong
Genres Comédie, Policier
Acteurs Dean Shek, Karl Maka, Wu Ma
Rôle Big Nose
Note58% 2.902812.902812.902812.902812.90281
Righteous officer Big Nose is ordered to arrest pickpocket Extra Hand. However, each time he was caught, he was released due to a lack of evidence. Although Extra Hand is a tricky man, he is actually a Robin Hood like pickpocket who steals dirty money from the rich to raise seven orphaned children that he adopted. Extra Hand plans to save money to build an orphanage for the children to live in.