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Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster -- Grandmaster Ip Man is a new arrival in Hong Kong who wants to teach Wing Chun, but a corrupt local man and the ruling Brits attempt to get in his way.

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Release Date:
29 April 2010 (Australia) See more »
Plot:
Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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(7 articles)
Reminder: Last Day to Enter The Kung Fu Blu-ray Prize Pack Giveaway
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 8 September 2011, 10:41 PM, PDT)

When Love Comes Takes Top Honour At Chinese Oscars
 (From WENN. 21 November 2010, 5:41 PM, PST)

IP Man tops Hong Kong film awards
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 20 April 2009, 1:39 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Donnie Yen ... Yip Man
Xiaoming Huang ... Wong Shun-Leung

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ... Master Hung Chun-Nam

Lynn Hung ... Cheung Wing-Sing
Kent Cheng ... Fatso

Darren Shahlavi ... Mr. Miller / Twister
Yu-Hang To ... Cheng Wai-Kei

Charles Mayer ... Superintendent Wallace
Kanin Ngo ... Leung Kan
Calvin Cheng Ka-Sing ... Chow Kong-Yiu

Siu-Wong Fan ... Jin Shan Zhao / Kam Shan-Chau

Simon Yam ... Chow Ching-Chuen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christian Bachini ... Twister Supporter
Brian Thomas Burrell ... Emcee
Li Chak ... Yip Chun (as Li Ze)
Jiang Dai-Yan ... Bruce Lee
Hark-On Fung ... Master Cheng
Ke Ming Lin ... Master Lam
Meng Lo ... Master Law
Lu Mei-Fang ... Master Hung's wife
Stefan Morawietz ... Twister's coach
Tian Rui ... Jin Shan Zhao's wife
Siu Lung Sik ... Yip Man's student

Tomer Oz ... Referee (uncredited)
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Directed by
Wilson Yip 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Choi Hiu-Yan 
Chan Tai-Li 
Edmond Wong  screenplay

Produced by
Ann An .... producer
Jun Gao .... executive producer
Xin Lee .... producer
Zheng Qiang-Hui .... executive producer
Zong Shu-Jie .... executive producer
Bak-Ming Wong .... executive producer
Bak-Ming Wong .... producer
Fan Yan-Mei .... associate producer
Jing Ye .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Hang-Sang Poon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
 
Casting by
Ean Tang 
 
Production Design by
Kenneth Mak 
 
Art Direction by
Kenneth Mak 
 
Costume Design by
Pik Kwan Lee 
 
Makeup Department
Maggie Choy .... makeup artist
Ronald Yeung .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Yuk-Lam Pang .... production manager
Eddie Wong .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Po Chun Chan .... first assistant director
Ka-Wai Kam .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Wai Kin Lam .... property master
 
Sound Department
Wei He .... sound post-production supervisor
Hongrui Ji .... sound effects editor
Xu Miao .... foley artist
Jiajia Mok .... supervising sound editor
Qiuqiu Sun .... dialogue editor
Kinson Tsang .... sound editor
Terry Tu .... foley supervisor
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... sound editor
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Henri Wong .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Leo Au-Yeung .... fight instructor
Ip Chun .... fight consultant
Allen Hai-Han Lan .... action choreographer
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... action director
Chi Kit Lee .... action choreographer
Ke Ming Lin .... action choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lin Yau Tsou .... second unit cinematographer
Siu Ping Yee .... grip
 
Casting Department
Kaprice Kea .... adr voice casting
Mike Leeder .... casting associate
 
Other crew
Wai Kei Cheng .... script supervisor
Ip Chun .... advisor and consultant
Erich Fleshman .... dialect coach
Siu-Ping Kung .... script supervisor
Chris Wegoda .... adr artist
Henri Wong .... title designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yip Man 2" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Ip Man 2" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
108 min
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Trivia:
During the fight with Twister, as Yip Man begins to dominate and eventually wins shortly thereafter, Yip Man is shown striking points on Twister's arms which makes his arm lock-up. This is probably meant to represent some form of Dim-Mak - a secret body of knowledge in Chinese martial arts with techniques that attack pressure points and meridians, said to incapacitate or sometimes even cause delayed death.See more »
Quotes:
Landlady:Master! Someone wants to learn Wing Chun.
Ip Man:You want to learn Wing Chun?
Wong Shun Leung:Maybe. Just checking it out. I don't know what Wing Chun is.
Ip Man:Let me give you an introduction. As a matter of fact, Wing Chun is a close combat style from the South...
Wong Shun Leung:No need to tell me all this. Let's just fight. I'll pay you the school fees if I lose.
Ip Man:Ok. I am Ip Man of Wing Chun.
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Movie Connections:
References Bullet in the Head (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
UnbeatableSee more »

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45 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
Where action becomes an art form., 28 April 2010
Author: loccomotive2000 from Singapore

Donnie Yen returns as the titular kung fu grandmaster in Ip Man 2, with Wilson Yip reassuming his directorial duties and, most importantly, Sammo Hung back in his role as action director, and also as a main character.

The story picks up from where the first movie left off. Ip, having survived the war period in Foshan, moves to Hong Kong with his family and attempts to make a living teaching his beloved art of Wing Chun boxing. However, he is met with opposition and hardship in the form of rival martial arts schools and the atypical British oppressors, and finds that even his formidable martial arts prowess may not be enough to resolve these problems.

But the story aside, anyone with a little background knowledge of this film should know what to expect; a dose of intense Hong Kong kung fu film action. As the story begins to drag, at some point even a unsuspecting viewer should have realized that all the plot devices and dialogue serve little purpose other than as catalysts leading to the combat scenes. And at helm of the fight scenes is none other than the legendary Sammo Hung, in familiar territory choreographing the Wing Chun style, which he made a name for himself in movies such as The Prodigal Son in the 80s. With some creative input of his own, he manages to compose complex and graceful fight sequences that stays true to traditional kung fu styles, from Praying Mantis to Hung Gar Kuen. And who better to bring his imagination to life than the ever reliable Donnie Yen? What Hung designs, Yen executes with masterful control and precision. And in the movie when the former steps up to challenge the latter in a sparring session, we witness two of Hong Kong's greatest kung fu stars pushing themselves doing what they're best at in a brilliant exchange of strikes and blows. Absolutely a sight to behold.

In the end, the typical viewer is unlikely to be captivated by the highly borrowed storyline, save for some who still enjoy the cinematic display of Chinese pride that is rather blatant and unsubtle. But you will be blown away by the fights, you will be in awe of the moves, and, if you're able to, appreciate the action scenes not as the mindless, disposable portion of the movie, but rather the core of it, carefully thought out, executed, and filmed as a true form of art. With that, forgive the storyline, and enjoy the film for what it is.

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