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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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(as Kar Wai Wong)

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(story) (as Kar Wai Wong), (screenplay) (as Kar Wai Wong) | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 53 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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Archival footage from classic Hong Kong films set to music.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ip Man (as Tony Leung)
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Qingxiang Wang ...
Elvis Tsui ...
Mr. Hung (as Jinjiang Xu)
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Kar-Yung Lau ...
Master Yong (as Chia Yung Liu)
Chau Yee Tsang ...
Shorty (as Chiu Yee Tsang)
Hoi-Pang Lo ...
Shun Lau ...
Xiaofei Zhou ...
Sister San
Mancheng Wang ...
Master Ba
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Grandmaster  »

Box Office

Budget:

$38,600,000 (estimated)

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

Smoker: In the old days, if someone offered a smoke, the other had to accept even if he didn't smoke because otherwise, the man offering would lose face. Ip Man, please have a smoke.
[Ip Man takes the cigarette... ]
Smoker: You have the gift. Had I been a few years younger, we would have sparred. It's been an honour...
[walks off]
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Connections

Featured in The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hong Yang Dong
Performed by Yu Shuyan
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Whats going on with these haters--- Something fishy!
20 August 2013 | by (Leipzig) – See all my reviews

I have been reading the reviews for this film before it opened. What I have noticed is that it has gone up in its rating by over 1.5 points in the IMDb rating scale since opening (from under a 5 to a 6.0).... I noticed that most of the worst reviews were written and posted before it even opened? That got me wondering.... are these "reviewers" really reviewing this film or have they tried to cause a train wreck with it before it even came out? It looks to me that the vast majority of reviews since the film actually opened have been very high ratings.

I thought the film was outstanding- just like the resent reviews.

Does anyone else think something fishy is going on with the reviews of this film? Why would some folks want to squash this film? Maybe some journalists out there can take a look at that?


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