The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster
  • 2013
  • Hong Kong / China
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wong Kar-wai
  • Cast: Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Song Hye-kyo, Wang Qingxiang
  • UK release: 5 December 2014

The story of Ip Man (Leung), the martial arts master who would eventually train Bruce Lee. The main character's romance with headstrong Gong Er (Ziyi) is undernourished and the plot is presented in an illogical order, but it's an elegant and occasionally exciting tribute to a man and his art.

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The Grandmaster

1 Dec 20143 stars

Stunning but emotionally undernourished martial arts biopic from Wong Kar-wai

Flying fists and the agony of unconsummated romance power Wong Kar-wai's Oscar-nominated kung fu spectacle, which receives a belated UK release after its clandestine premiere when it was unmasked as the 2013 London Film Festival's surprise film

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