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The Grandmaster
ORIGINAL TITLE Yut doi jung si (Yi dai zong shi) (Yidai zongshi) (The Grandmasters) (The Grandmaster)
YEAR
2013  
RUNNING TIME
130 min.   Watch Trailers/Videos
COUNTRY
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DIRECTOR Wong Kar-Wai
SCREENWRITER Wong Kar-Wai, Xu Haofeng, Zou Jinzhi (Story: Wong Kar-Wai)
COMPOSER Shigeru Umebayashi
CINEMATOGRAPHER Philippe Le Sourd
CAST Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Zhao Benshan, Chang Chen, Brigitte Lin, Zhang Jin, Song Hye-kyo, Wang Qingxiang, Cung Le, Lo Hoi-pang, Liu Xun, Leung Siu Lung, Julian Cheung Chi-lam
STUDIO/PRODUCER Co-production China-Hong Kong; Block 2 Pictures / Jet Tone Production / Sil-Metropole Organisation / Annapurna Pictures
OFFICIAL WEB http://thegrandmasterfilm.com/
AWARDS 2013: Academy Awards: Best Cinematography and Custome design
2013: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Foreign Films
2013: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection - Out of Competition
GENRE Drama. Action | Martial arts. Biography. China-Japan War (II)
SYNOPSIS/PLOT The story of martial-arts and the soul of China civilization. Two kung fu masters —Ip Man (Tony Leung), the man who trained Bruce Lee, and Gong Er (Zhang Ziyi), who comes from the north, meet in Ip Man's hometown of Foshan on the eve of the Japanese invasion in 1936. Gong Er's grandfather, a renowned grandmaster, is also traveling to Foshan for his retirement ceremony, which is to take place at the legendary brothel The Golden Pavilion. This story of betrayal, honor and love plays out during 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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The first reviews from film critics in China about the film are very good ones, saying that the film has the former Wong Kar-Wai style and what action and martial art fans can expect [information from the WSJ correspondant in Asia]. (FILMAFFINITY)
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"Wong Kar Wai exceeds expectations with 'The Grandmaster,' (...) Boasting one of the most propulsive yet ethereal realizations of authentic martial arts onscreen, as well as a merging of physicality and philosophy not attained in Chinese cinema since King Hu's masterpieces" (Maggie Lee: Variety)
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"Is less Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and much more a study of ideas and textures (...) The rewards, however, are considerable: the discipline of the genre seem to have channelled Wong's flair for image-making away from the self-involved blind alleys his last few films have taken him up; The Grandmaster is something pretty special." (Andrew Pulver: The Guardian)
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"'The Grandmaster' is infused with melancholy and a near-existentialist resignation to the uncertainties of fate" (Clarence Tsui: The Hollywood Reporter)
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"'The Grandmaster' is, at its most persuasive, about the triumph of style" (Manohla Dargis: The New York Times)
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"'The Grandmaster', five years in the making, feels like a waste of Wong’s talents (...) Rating: *** (out of five)" (Joshua Rothkopf: Time Out)
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"Tony Leung plays Ip Man with his old-movie charisma and reserve, but the film, despite a few splendid fights, is a biohistorical muddle that never finds its center. Maybe that's because — big mistake! — it never gets to Bruce Lee" (Owen Gleiberman: Entertainment Weekly)
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"You leave this deeply flawed, deeply beautiful film with no doubt that you've seen an indisputable cinematic grandmaster in action. (...) Rating: *** (out of four)" (Peter Travers: Rolling Stone)
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