The Grandmaster - Teaser Trailer
Director Kar Wai WongYear 2013Genre(s) Action, Adventure
Ip Man was a martial arts legend famous for tutoring the actor and Jeet Kune Do founder Bruce Lee. This movie tells the story of how Northern China's best martial artist Gong Yutian renounces his grandmaster title and challenges Ip (who was picked as the representative of Southern China) to a fight. However, following his dignified win, Gong's daughter Gong Err seeks to restore her family's honour with another challenge. Later, though, their lives are interrupted by the Second Sino-Japanese War and Ip's family is thrust into poverty while Gong Err is forced on a mission of vengeance when her father is brutally killed. Both must choose a new path for themselves to follow - though Ip struggles to make much of a life for himself; standing out against the other fighting talent of Hong Kong proves to be difficult and he must use all his ability to become a great Grandmaster.
'The Grandmaster' is the semi-biographical film of Bruce Lee's famous teacher Ip Man - also known as Yip Man. It has been directed by Wong Kar Wai ('In the Mood for Love', 'My Blueberry Nights', '2046') who co-wrote it with Haofeng Xu ('Judge Archer', 'The Sword Identity') and Jingzhi Zou ('My Kingdom', 'Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles'), and it is set for release in China on January 8th 2013.
Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Cung Le, Hye-kyo Song, Siu-Lung Leung, Chen Chang, Woo-ping Yuen, Meng Lo, Cheung-Yan Yuen, Jeana Ho, Benshan Zhao, Jin Zhang, Elvis Tsui