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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 »
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:
5 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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(44 articles)
User Reviews:
Where action becomes an art form. See more (91 total) »

Cast

  (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

Ka-nin 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 'Kang' Bachini ... Twister Supporter (as Christian Bachini)

Brian Thomas Burrell ... Emcee
Li Chak ... Yip Chun (as Li Ze)

Ashton Chen ... Yip Man's student (as Siu Lung Sik)
Hark-On Fung ... Master Cheng
Dai-Yan Jiang ... Bruce Lee
Ke Ming Lin ... Master Lam
Meng Lo ... Master Law

Mei-Fang Lu ... Master Hung's wife
Stefan Morawietz ... Twister's coach
Tian Rui ... Jin Shan Zhao's wife

Tomer Oz ... Referee (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Xiaofen An .... producer (as Ann An)
Jun Gao .... executive producer
Xin Lee .... producer
Raymond Bak-Ming Wong .... executive producer (as Bak-Ming Wong)
Raymond Bak-Ming Wong .... producer (as Bak-Ming Wong)
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
George Yiu-Keung Lee .... sound editor
George Yiu-Keung Lee .... sound recordist
Xu Miao .... foley artist
Jiajia Mok .... supervising sound editor
Qiuxia Sun .... dialogue editor (as Qiuqiu Sun)
Kinson Tsang .... sound editor
Terry Tu .... foley supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Henri Wong .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Leo Au-Yeung .... fight instructor
Allen Hai-Han Lan .... action choreographer
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... action director
Chun Ip .... fight consultant
Chi Kit Lee .... assistant stunt coordinator
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
Erich Fleshman .... dialect coach
Chun Ip .... advisor and consultant
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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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (around 41min) on the fight with master Chang the Ip man double appears when Chang turn's around, that moment the camera faces the Ip man but it isn't him .See more »
Quotes:
Wong Shun Leung:Master, you really can fight ten men at once.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Ip Man (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
UnbeatableSee more »

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51 out of 68 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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