In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation. Written by
The celebrated Kung Fu master of Bruce Lee
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Principal photography for Ip Man began in March 2008 and ended in August; filming took place in Shanghai, which was used to architecturally recreate Foshan. During filming, conflicts arose between the producers of Ip Man and filmmaker Kar Wai Wong
over the film's working title. Wong, who had been developing his own Ip Man biopic, clashed with the producers after learning that their film would be titled Grandmaster Ip Man, which was too similar to the title of the other film. The producers of Ip Man agreed to change the film title, despite Wong's film being in development hell. Kar-wai's film, titled The Grandmaster
(2013), was released on 10 January 2013. See more
In the bedroom, when Yip Man is reading, there is a modern lamp made of matte metal. See more
[after witnessing Ip Man single-handedly defeat ten Japanese fighters at once
What's your name?
I'm just a Chinese man.
Followed by Ip Man 2