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Director:
Writers:
Kuo-fu Chen (story)
Chia-lu Chang (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 September 2012 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
See the extraordinary life of founder of the Yang style Tai Chi.
Plot:
Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Hark-On Fung ... Lao Zhao

Stephen Fung ... Nan

Yuan Xiaochao ... The Freak (as Jayden Yuan)

Qi Shu ... Mother Yang
Wai-keung Lau ... Father Yang (as Andrew Lau Wai Keung)

Siu-Lung Leung ... Dong

Angelababy ... Chen Yu Niang
Eddie Peng ... Fang Zi Jing (as Eddie Peng Yu-Yen)
Di Wu ... Chen You Zhi
Sicheng Chen ... Chen Geng Yun (as Chen Si Cheng)
Shui-Fan Fung ... Grand Uncle (as Tsui-Fan Fung)
Naijin Xiong ... Chen Geng Yun's Wife

Tony Leung Ka Fai ... Chen Chang Xing / Laborer
Da Ying ... Governor
Mandy Lieu ... Claire Heathrow
Xin Xin Xiong ... Uncle Qin

Wei Ai Xuan ... Zhao Di

Jade Xu ... Sister Mahjong
Shen Si ... Brother Tofu
Shaofeng Feng ... Chen Zai Yang (as Feng Shao Feng)
Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh ... Jin Yuner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Daniel Wu ... Mad Monk
Pierre Bourdaud ... British Soldier (uncredited)

Paul Philip Clark ... British soldier (uncredited)
Keoni Everington ... British Soldier (uncredited)

Marc P. Goodman ... British Soldier (uncredited)

Matthew Ray Ruggles ... British Officer (uncredited)

David Torok ... British Soldier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stephen Fung 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chia-lu Chang  screenplay
Kuo-fu Chen  story
Hsiao-tse Cheng  screenplay

Produced by
David Chan .... associate producer
Kuo-fu Chen .... executive producer
Stephen Fung .... producer
Helen Li .... associate producer
Zhongjun Wang .... executive producer
Zhongjun Wang .... producer
Zhonglei Wang .... executive producer
Daniel Wu .... producer
Ken Wu .... associate producer
Tingkai Yang .... associate producer
Dajun Zhang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Katsunori Ishida 
 
Cinematography by
Yiu-Fai Lai (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hsiao-tse Cheng 
Matthew Hui 
Zhang Jialu 
Zhang Weili 
 
Production Design by
Timmy Yip 
 
Art Direction by
Timmy Yip 
 
Production Management
Jason Pomerantz .... production manager (IMAX Version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Chan .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound mixer
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Chas Chi-Shing Chau .... visual effects supervisor
Pui-Kin Ho .... visual effects supervisor
Yu Lei .... compositor
Yuen Fai Ng .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Pierre Bourdaud .... stunt performer
Andy Cheng .... additional action choreographer
Kam Kong Chow .... wire coordinator
Paul Philip Clark .... stunt performer
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... action director
Chi Kit Lee .... wire supervisor
Ke Ming Lin .... assistant action choreographer
Shen Si .... martial arts consultant
Yu Hai Wei .... assistant action director
Ming-kin Wong .... assistant action choreographer
Guo Yang .... assistant action director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwai Yuen Li .... d.i.t.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Yuen .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Ron Chan .... assistant editor (Chan Chung Ming)
Yang Xiao .... editing consultant
 
Music Department
Katsunori Ishida .... musical director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tai Chi 0" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action throughout
Runtime:
USA:98 min
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Followed by Tai Chi Summit (????)See more »
Soundtrack:
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
To Be Continued, 6 June 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The boy Yang Lu Chan (Jayden Yuan) was born with a little fleshy horn on his forehead and is called The Freak and is humiliated and rejected by the other boys in his village. However, when the horn is touched, he turns into an eminent kung fu warrior. When his beloved mother dies, he follows his Master Lao Zhao (Hark-On Fung) that is the leader of the Divine Truth army that fights the emperor army. However, every time that Yang fight, his horn gets darker and Master Dong (Siu-Lung Leung) tells that if it gets black, he will die. When the emperor army attacks the Divine Truth, Dong is deadly injured and he advises Yang to travel to the Chen Village to seek out Master Chen Chang Xing (Tony Leung Ka Fai) and learn the martial art Tai Chi that would provide energy to him to survive. However, the Master Chen is in a retreat and the Chen villagers refuse to teach the technique to outsiders. Yang meets Chen's daughter Chen Yu Niang (Angelababy) and she successively beats up on him trying to force Yang to give up. But a laborer suggests Yang to learn the Tai Chi movements while she beats him.

Meanwhile, Yu Niang's former boyfriend Fang Zi Jing (Eddie Peng), who was born in the village but has studied in Europe, returns to Chen Village expecting to convince the locals to allow building a railroad across their land. His proposal is rejected and he returns with the railroad representative Claire Heathrow (Mandy Lieu) in a lethal machine with British soldiers to destroy the Chen Village. Yang believes that if he becomes a hero saving the village, the locals will teach him Tai Chi.

"Tai Chi 0" is a funny adventure that uses the ancient Chinese tradition in the format of a video game. The good thing is that despite the difference of cultures, the story is highly entertaining and is worthwhile watching this movie. The bad thing is that the movie is to be continued. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Mestre da Guerra" ("The Master of the War")

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