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Wing Chun, a woman living in a remote village often pillaged by robbers. When Wing Chun finally loses her cool and defeats them, her heroic actions stir up even more trouble in this ... See full summary »

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Leung Pok To (as Yen Chi Tan)
King-Tan Yuen ...
Abacus Fong
Catherine Hung Yan ...
Charmy (as Catherine Hung)
Waise Lee ...
Wong Hok Chow (as Lee Chi Hung)
Norman Chu ...
Flying Chimpanze (as Chui Siu Keung)
Chui Ah-Fai ...
Flying Monkey
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Yu Bo ...
Scout
Wang Feng-Chao ...
Inkeeper
Liu Hen ...
Squire
Chen Zhi Hui ...
Southern kung fu master
Guo Jia-Qing ...
Yim Wing Chun's father
Zhang Lian-Zhong ...
Wizard
Jin Mao-Heng ...
Yim Wing Chow
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Wing Chun, a woman living in a remote village often pillaged by robbers. When Wing Chun finally loses her cool and defeats them, her heroic actions stir up even more trouble in this male-based society of the time. The climactic battle to the death is a dazzler. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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24 March 1994 (Hong Kong)  »

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Wing Chun - Uma Luta Milenar  »

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One reviewer mentioned the obvious innuendos, but there are many more than you would expect. In addition to Flying Chimpanzee's "Champion Spear", "To Eat Someone's Tofu" is a Chinese idiom that means to flirt with a female. See more »

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More of an adorably campy romantic comedy than an action flick.
5 October 2010 | by (Mars) – See all my reviews

Wing Chun is an entertaining combination of slapstick humour and amazing martial arts fights. It's a romantic comedy at heart, one with a feminist bent. The story, while simple, features several memorable characters. There are setpiece battles that move the story along. Most of these feature Michelle Yeoh as the charismatic and beautiful Yim Wing Chun. Yuen Woo-ping's fight choreography is as usual inventive. He included moves that are quick and fresh, many of these aren't featured in other films. Donnie Yen's unusual turn as Leung Pok To, a man who has come to town to wed Yim Wing Chun is also of note. All in all, there's enough character development, humour, fights, and good scenery here to make Wing Chun one of the best martial arts films ever. It's not quite as good as the director's other famous film Iron Monkey (1993), but it's still a delight. Where else can you find actresses this good-looking and fights this exciting? Come to think of it, Peking Opera Blues (1986) probably influenced Yuen Woo-ping's filmmaking. I easily recommend seeing Wing Chun.


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