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Ip Man 2 (2010)

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Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.


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Credited cast:
Wong Shun-Leung
Master Hung Chun-Nam
Kent Cheng ...
Mr. Miller / Twister
Yu-Hang To ...
Cheng Wai-Kei
Superintendent Wallace
Ka-nin Ngo ...
Leung Kan
Calvin Ka-Sing Cheng ...
Chow Kong-Yiu
Jin Shan Zhao / Kam Shan-Chau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian 'Kang' Bachini ...
Twister Supporter (as Christian Bachini)
Li Chak ...
Yip Chun (as Li Ze)


Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, the film was directed by Wilson Yip, and stars Donnie Yen, who reprises the leading role. Continuing after the events of the earlier film, the sequel centers on Ip's movements in Hong Kong, which is under British colonial rule. He attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun, but faces rivalry from other practitioners, including the local master of Hung Ga martial arts. Written by jck movies

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 April 2010 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$61,057 (USA) (28 January 2011)


$204,380 (USA) (29 April 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Yu-Hang To, who played the character of Hu Wei in this movie - played the character of Ip Man in The Legend Is Born: Ip Man movie. See more »


In the final fight, the announcer's microphone appears to be a modern condenser microphone. The film takes place in the 1950's. See more »


Wong Shun Leung: Master, you really can fight ten men at once.
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4 July 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Overall, Ip Man's series has been a very inspirational trip for me. I grew up with Bruce Lee and from the direction of the director, I see where the movie is going to, whether it's historic or not. Before anyone else say anything about the western boxer in this movie, I lived through the end 70's of Asian martial arts world and I must say it has has it's share of "to the death boxing matches". Growing up in asia, we have had our share of nonregulated matches where contestant signed papers which declared their fight to the death. So it is no surprise that in this movie such a scene would occur. Not having TV at that time, the thrill of hearing such a match from radio (I remember my first Ali match and it was also on Radio, not TV) I can sympathise for the director's broad representation of history.

On the whole, when Ip Man told his disciple Leung, that he wasn't trying to teach him how to fight but to teach him the values of "martial morals", reminded me of my martial arts training under my master. Movies reflect life and in this moment of the film, I totally understood what the movie was going to.

I can only say, seek the truth and not be blinded by what is presented.

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