Mar 6, 2014

Q.1253

Shao Renleng died in Hong Kong in Jan 2014 at the age of 107, after an astonishingly successful career in entertainment and philanthropy. His brother (Shao Renmei) and he together became the most powerful makers of films in the China region, and were largely responsible for popularising the genre of films associated with Hong Kong.

The brothers adopted the first names "Run Run" and "Run Me" and a last name that anglicised their family name. Some anecdotes had it that their father gave them these first names because of how the family name sounded like a popular transport facility in the region.

How were these brothers known together? Incidentally, they were paid homage to by director Quentin Tarantino in the beginning of his film "Kill Bill Vol. 1"?

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