Friday, November 27, 2015

The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi)

The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi)

This is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.
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To be sure, there has never been a more beautiful kung fu movie than Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster: rigorously choreographed fight scenes captured in slow motion, bathed in golden light, in silvery curtains of rain; noirish tableaus crosshatched in shadow, the faces of the men chiseled, stoic, the faces of the women porcelain-like, serene; interior spaces - palatial brothels, bustling saloons - rendered like paintings, while the landscapes of forest and shoreline are the stuff of David Lean. » Read more
A relevant thriller that raises the horse hairs

MPAA rating:
for violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language
Benshan Zhao; Cung Le; Chen Chang; Qingxiang Wang; Siu-Lung Leung; Ziyi Zhang; Hye-kyo Song; Tony Leung; Julian Cheung
Directed by:
Kar Wai Wong
Action, Adventure; Drama
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