Lawrence Ah Mon

Lawrence Ah Mon


in Pretoria


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Lawrence Ah Mon or Lawrence Lau Kwok Cheong is a Hong Kong film director. His films are notable for their lurid exploration of the problems of the poor in modern Hong Kong, such as Gangs, Spacked Out, Gimme Gimme and City Without Baseball. He has also made several films about colonial and postcolonial subaltern history in Hong Kong, such as the Lee Rock series and Queen of Temple Street. He was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He has been nominated for Best Director in the Hong Kong Film Awards twice.