Lee Kang-Sheng

Lee Kang-Sheng

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1968-10-12 (52 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Taipei, Taiwan

54 Movies · 2 TV shows

Also Known As: Lee Hong-Sang · Lee Kang-sheng · 李康生 · Kang-sheng Lee · Li Kangsheng

Biography

Lee Kang-sheng (Chinese: 李康生; pinyin: Lǐ Kāngshēng) (born 21 October 1968) is a Taiwanese actor, film director, and screenwriter. He has appeared in all of Tsai Ming-liang's feature films. Lee's directorial efforts include The Missing in 2003 and Help Me Eros in 2007.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

5 Movies
Come and Go

Come and Go

2021
A girl is pretending to be a porno actress at a party. An ambitious Nepalese man. A person far from home. A filmmaker is in debt. A film about people living in Osaka.
Hotel Iris

Hotel Iris

2021
There is a hotel on the coast of Taiwan that is run by a Japanese woman and her Taiwanese daughter. Mari hears a woman cry from the upper floors. Heading up to investigate, she sees a distraught woman...
GRIT

GRIT

2021
Days

Days

2021
There is only one person living in a big house and a small apartment in town. Their days flow on as before after they meet.

2020.

2 Movies
Abyssal Spider

Abyssal Spider

2020
The captain of the reef tanker was stubborn and unwilling to give up despite being rescued by a rescue member. Everyone was dragged into the sea by a dark shadow. The surviving Ajie became decadent an...
The Rope Curse 2

The Rope Curse 2

2020
Jia-min tried to summon "Yi-A- Gu" with two streamers. When the situation gets out of hand, Huo-ge helps subdue the spirit. Huo-ge lost his will to exorcise demons during a battle five years ago. The ...

2019.

1 TV show

2018.

3 Movies
Your Face

Your Face

2018
The digital experiment turned the human face into a subject of dramatic intrigue and was composed of a series of portrait shots of mostly anonymous individuals.
Sand

Sand

2018
Continuing his Walker series, Tsai once again captures the slow walking Lee Kang-sheng with 16 long-shots at Taiwan’s Zhuangwei Sand-Dune Visitor Service Park, as a part of the exhibition curated by T...
The Deserted

The Deserted

2018
The artisan of cinematography is pushing the boundaries of virtual reality. The Deserted stripped away traditional film techniques and presented them in a way that resembled a theatre. The viewer can ...

2016.

3 Movies
The Tenants Downstairs

The Tenants Downstairs

2016
A lurid fantasy of wounded flesh and accursed lives that entwine and separate in a building run by a landlord (Simon Yam), who seeks to find a particular type of tenant for the property he inherits fr...
Autumn Days

Autumn Days

2016
A documentary about Nogami Teruyo, who for nearly half a century stood by Akira Kurosawa as a screenwriter, a script supervisor, and a companion.
Single Belief

Single Belief

2016
The trendiest area in Taiwan used to be called Ximending, and it's where the first film by Lee was shot. Lee's answer changed the course of his life after he was asked if he wanted to be in the film. ...

2015.

4 Movies
Xiao Kang

Xiao Kang

2015
The trailer for Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival is here. The trailer will be shown in over 100 cinemas in Austria and Germany.
No No Sleep

No No Sleep

4
2015
There is a new entry in the Walker series. They met in Tokyo.
Afternoon

Afternoon

2015
The ideal location for a film- confession is a jungle and a building in ruins. The attention and slowness of the two actors were in tune with the rhythm of the memory. From Stray Dogs to the most inti...
Sashimi

Sashimi

2015
An HIV positive Japanese porno actor commits suicide. Natsumi, a popular porno actress who has often worked with him, learns that she is HIV positive and becomes desperate. She decides to go to Taiwan...

2014.

3 Movies
Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs

2014
A father and his two children wander the margins of modern day Taipei, from the woods and rivers of the outskirts to the rain streaked streets of the city. The father is a human billboard for luxury a...
Journey to the West

Journey to the West

2.5
2014
A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille, so slowly that his progress is barely noticeable and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town's goings-on.

2013.

3 Movies
Walking on Water

Walking on Water

2013
The Walker series will be based in Kuching, Malaysia.
Past Present

Past Present

2013
A contemplative trip down memory lane with one of the leading voices of the Second New Wave of Taiwanese Cinema. Saw Tiong Guan clearly established a very personal bond with his subject, and also foun...
Letters from the South

Letters from the South

2013
In this omnibus film, six directors from the region each reflect on the Chinese diaspora. Thai filmmaker Aditya Assarat describes a meeting in Thailand between Paula and her friends, who have Chinese ...

2012.

5 Movies
Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

2012
The monk is barefoot.
Diamond Sutra

Diamond Sutra

2012
The monk is barefoot.
No Form

No Form

2012
A monk is moving between reality and sub-conscious states.
Beautiful 2012

Beautiful 2012

2012
A package of shorts by four leading East Asian directors: Ann Hui on a male-to-female sex change, Kim Tae-yong on an emotional imposture, Gu Changwei on pregnancy in China and the city of Hong Kong.
Walker

Walker

6
2012
Walker reminds us to slow down.

2009.

3 Movies
Flowers in the Mirror, Moon in the Water

Flowers in the Mirror, Moon in the Water

2009
The Buddhist proverb "all is but illusion" is the title of the Franois Lunel film. The movie Visage is a movie within a movie and draws the face of the director.
Face

Face

2009
Hsiao-Kang, a Taiwanese film director, travels to the Louvre in Paris, France, to shoot a film that explores the Salomé myth.
Taipei 24H

Taipei 24H

2009
24 hours in Taipei are divided into 8 shorts. It begins with Cheng Fen-fen's upbeat and comical "Share the Morning" and ends with Lee Kang-sheng running the final leg of the relay at 4am. A well-known...

2007.

2 Movies
Help Me, Eros

Help Me, Eros

2007
The economic crisis caused Jie to lose everything in the stock market. He smokes joints and looks after his marijuana plants. In desperation, he calls a suicide hotline and gets to know the person who...
It's a Dream

It's a Dream

2007
Thirty filmmakers were invited to make three-minute films to be used in a collective film. Goodbye, Dragon Inn is an exploration of the movie theater as a public space and a collective experience. The...

2006.

1 Movie
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

6
2006
There are forest fires. Grifters beat an immigrant and left him on the streets. A young man named Rawang finds him, carries him home, cares for him, and sleeps next to him. A waitress lives in a loft....

2005.

1 Movie
The Wayward Cloud

The Wayward Cloud

2005
Hsiao-Kang and Shiang-chyi meet again. There is a shortage of water in the city.

2004.

1 Movie
My Stinking Kid

My Stinking Kid

2004
Drama about a young boy who suffers from a rare deficiency disease. The medicine he has to take every day has the side effect of making him reek of ammonia. The consequent bullying and ostracism by sc...

2003.

2 Movies
Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Goodbye, Dragon Inn

6
2003
On a dark, rainy night, a historic and regal Taipei cinema sees its last film. As the film plays, the lives of the theater's various employees and patrons intersect, and two ghostly actors arrive to m...
The Missing

The Missing

2003
A woman is looking for her grandson.

2002.

3 Movies
Looking for Tsai

Looking for Tsai

2002
Human shortcomings in the pursuit of an idol. Two film school students travel to interview Taiwanese film director Tsai Ming-liang and actor Lee Kang-sheng in Oslo.
The Skywalk Is Gone

The Skywalk Is Gone

2002
A girl is looking for a street vendor. Since the Skywalk is gone, she can't find him.

2001.

2 Movies
What Time Is It There?

What Time Is It There?

5
2001
A young street vendor with a grim home life and a woman on her way to Paris forge an instant connection. He changes the time in Taiwan to French time.
A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God

2001
The original subject for the film was a spiritual medium. Tsai jumped on his 50cc motorbike with a camera ready to shoot her, to see if the god would speak to his camera. He was caught in a traffic ja...

2000.

1 Movie
Sunny Doll

Sunny Doll

2000
Hsin-He, a high school sophomore who can get along just fine on her own, lives with her father. At school, the days pass slowly by, until one day, she is assigned to be the student teacher. Since she ...

1999.

2 Movies
The Hole

The Hole

4
1999
Almost all of the people in Taiwan died from a plague on the last day of 1999. The disease causes people to act like insects and eventually die. Two people live in a crumbling apartment building. The ...
Ordinary Heroes

Ordinary Heroes

1999
Ordinary Heroes tells the life stories of an advocate, prostitutes, a social worker, and a priest. The film is based on true stories.

1997.

2 Movies
Sweet Degeneration

Sweet Degeneration

1997
With a singular voice that distinguishes him from his New Taiwan Cinema contemporaries, Lin Cheng-sheng adds to his brief, but already remarkable, filmography with Sweet Degeneration, his third film i...
The River

The River

1997
A young man develops a severe neck pain after swimming in a polluted river and his parents are unable to provide any relief for him or themselves.

1996.

1 Movie
A Drifting Life

A Drifting Life

1996
After his wife dies during childbirth, Ku-cheng leaves his children behind in their rural village while he finds work on a construction site in the city. He develops a relationship with a widow but de...

1995.

1 Movie
My New Friends

My New Friends

1995
Tsai interrupted his pre-production for The River to make this pioneering documentary for Taiwan's nascent AIDS-awareness campaign. Ignoring instructions to 'play down the gay angle', he centres the f...

1994.

2 Movies
Rebels of the Neon God

Rebels of the Neon God

1994
In defiance of his parents, disaffected youth Hsiao Kang drops out of the local cram school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a young hoodlum, and their relati...
Vive L'Amour

Vive L'Amour

6
1994
Three lonely young people in Taipei share an apartment, with one of them being a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs.

1991.

1 Movie
Boys

Boys

1991
A junior-high student bully and blackmails a younger boy, then gets the same treatment from some older students.

1989.

1 Movie
All the Corners of the World

All the Corners of the World

1989
Mr and Mrs Chang live in Taipei's Hsi-Men-Ding (the city's entertainment/red light/nightlife district) with their teenaged kids. The parents work as cleaners in a "love hotel" and send the kids out to...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
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