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The Grandmaster is a powerful film that chronicles the life of Ip Man (played by Tony Leung),  the revered martial artist who trained Bruce Lee.  It takes place in Foshan in the 1930s and during Man’s flight to Hong Kong after the Second Sino-Japanese War.

This was a time of much struggle and hardship. This is a true story, and we get a lot of history.

The movie is beautifully shot and directed – and the story is well written.  Even if you’re not a fan of Kung Fu, there is a lot to appreciate.  Ziyi Zang plays Ip Man’s love interest, and rival, Gong Er. She’s strong and beautiful and absolutely determined.

Definitely worth seeing.

English subtitles.

 


 

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The Grandmaster (2013)

PG-13 130 min - Action, Drama, History - 8 January 2013
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Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.

Director:  Wong Kar-wai
Writers:  Wong Kar-wai
Stars:  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-Kyo, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Cung Le, Yuen Woo-Ping, Qingxiang Wang, John Zhang Jin, Julian Cheung

Storyline

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.


Tagline: In Martial Arts there is no right or wrong, only the last man standing.

Genres: Action, Drama, History

Details

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Country:   China,   Hong Kong
Language:  Japanese, 普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  8 January 2013

Box Office

Budget:  $3,860,000
Revenue:  $64,076,736

Company Credits

Production Companies:  The Weinstein Company, Block 2 Pictures, Wild Bunch, Annapurna Pictures, Jet Tone Films, Sil-Metropole Organisation Ltd.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 10 min
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