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The Grandmaster (2013)
"Yi dai zong shi" (original title)

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The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

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Qingxiang Wang ...
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Chia Yung Liu ...
Chiu Yee Tsang ...
Hoi-Pang Lo ...
Shun Lau ...
Xiaofei Zhou ...
Sister San
Mancheng Wang ...
Master Ba
Ting Yip Ng ...
Brother Sau
Man Keung Cho ...
Cho Man
Tony Ling ...
Foshan Martial Artist
Tielong Shang ...
Jiang
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Storyline

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

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Rated PG-13 for violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language | See all certifications »

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30 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$132,617 (USA) (23 August 2013)

Gross:

$6,594,136 (USA) (18 October 2013)
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Trivia

Tony Chiu Wai Leung trained four hours a day for a year in preparation for his role as Ip Man. See more »

Quotes

Ip Man: I have watched you perform in the opera of life. You have shown great timing and skill; however you never went beyond the role you played.
Gong Er: I had no idea I have such an ardent spectator.
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Featured in The 86th Academy Awards (2014) See more »

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Great visuals but cumbersome plot
30 April 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the biography of a martial arts master, whose life is interrupted by love and war.

"The Grandmaster" starts off very visually stunning, as Tony Leung and the adversaries fight in the rain in an epic style. The water movement is so stylish that the expectation I have for "The Grandmaster" is immediately lifted up. Throughout the film, the sets are lavish and the visuals are consistently captivating. However, I find the plot a bit confusing and the pace far too slow. The romantic subplot feels cumbersome and too restrained, even though I understand that is the intention to parallel Gong's unspoken feelings. I find the story boring as a matter of fact. Tighter editing, and maybe the last half an hour cut would make the story less cumbersome.


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