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Man of Tai Chi (2013)

 -  Action | Drama  -  5 July 2013 (China)
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A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

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Tiger Chen is a Tai Chi student who is rather rebellious and uses Tai Chi to fight despite his master's concerns. When the temple where he studies get threatened from modern redevelopment, he fights in an underground fight club to get money the temple needs. However he soon realizes that his employer has other negative motives. Written by Immanuel A.

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No rules. No mercy. Pure fighting.

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 July 2013 (China)  »

Also Known As:

A Tai Chi harcosa  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,054 (USA) (1 November 2013)

Gross:

$61,054 (USA) (1 November 2013)
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Cavatina Adagio Molto Espressivo String Quartet In B Flat Major, Op. 130
Written by Beethoven
Performed by China Philharmonic
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fantastic cinematography, fantastic job by Keanu
9 August 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film and was blown away by it as a total package. As a first time director, Keanu was very sure of himself, stylistically. he didn't try to bite off too much story wise, allowing him to keep a very tight narrative; no wasted drama or superfluous frames. many more experienced directors, that everyone considers "great" can't do that. most movies ramble and unconsciously divert and subvert their story lines, and ultimately what they want to say. i think this movie can stand several viewings because it operates on many levels, between drama and action, overlaid with a layer Taoism/Buddhism, which i think he found necessary to use as a reference to measure the state of modern reality. another way to look at this is that the whole film is a metaphor for the struggles in modern china: the old vs the new, and when they clash, the conditions that are created have to be dealt with or there can can be enormous consequences. i can tell that he put a lot of thought into the content and the style that complements it. i don't know the relationship that he has with his cinematographer, Elliot Davis, but it must be a very complementary and conscious one. they turned out, not only a meaningful film in a genre that most people write off as pure entertainment but a total package. make no mistake about it, the fight sequences are astonishing, too, some of which i think are unique in Kung Fu annals. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT


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