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Taiwanese singer wins Best New Performer award in Hong Kong

2012/04/15 22:22:50

Taipei, April 15 (CNA) Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao won Sunday the Best New Performer award for his outstanding performance in the Taiwanese film "The Killer Who Never Kills" at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards for Chinese-language films held in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Hsiao said it was unbelievable as he was not expecting to win such an honor.

Hsiao plays Ouyang Penzai, which translates into "potted plant," the understudy of a retired contract killer, who has taken over his master's work for the mafia.

In a reference to the film "Leon," the well-trained underling has a hobby of cultivating potted plants, but experiences some difficulties in taking a life.

The movie, a genre flick that packs action, romance and comedy, was adapted from a short story by best-selling writer Jiubadao or "Nine Knives," real name Giddens Ko.

Hsiao, who found musical fame on One Million Star -- Taiwan's equivalent to "American Idol," beat four other contenders to win the award.

(By Sabine Cheng and Hanna Liu)