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Ip Man 2 -- Newly arrived in Hong Kong, martial arts instructor Ip Man encounters stiff opposition when he begins teaching the Wing Chun fighting style. But instead of bowing to his rivals' demands, he perseveres and retaliates with amazing speed and power.
Ip Man 2 -- 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 »
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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  (in credits order)

Donnie Yen ... Ip Man

Xiaoming Huang ... Wong Shun-Leung

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... 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 Ka-Sing Cheng ... 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)

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

Produced by
Xiaofen An .... producer (as Ann An)
Jun Gao .... executive producer
Xin Lee .... producer
Bak-Ming Wong .... executive producer
Bak-Ming Wong .... producer
Fan Yan-Mei .... associate producer
Jing Ye .... associate producer
Qiang-Hui Zheng .... executive producer
Shu-Jie Zong .... executive 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
Qiuxia Sun .... dialogue editor (as Qiuqiu Sun)
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
Leo Au-Yeung .... fight instructor
Ip Chun .... fight consultant
Allen Hai-Han Lan .... action choreographer
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... action director
Chi Kit Lee .... action choreographer
Ke Ming Lin .... action choreographer
Donnie Yen .... action choreographer (uncredited)
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
Editorial Department
Stéphane Ma .... assistant colorist (as Stephane Ma)
Other crew
Bruce Blain .... adr voice: english version
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: Legend of the Grandmaster" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated R for violence
108 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Darren Shahlavi who costars as Twister in the film, has been a fan of Hong Kong cinema since a boy and even attended a seminar for film fighting by Donnie Yen 20 years ago in London, England.See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Landlady:Still no students?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Rocky IV (1985)See more »
UnbeatableSee more »


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33 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Please do homework before giving your comments, 4 July 2010
Author: chinahengst from Germany

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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