- Hong Kong/China
- 130 min
- 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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Reviews & features
The Grandmaster1 Dec 2014
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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