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Ip Man: The Final Fight -- Legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man finds himself drawn into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. In order to defend life and honor, he has no choice but to fight one last time.
Ip Man: The Final Fight -- In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more.  What began as simple challenges from rival kung fu schools soon finds him drawn into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads.  Now, to defend life and honor, Ip Man has no choice but to fight - one last time.
Ip Man: The Final Fight --  In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend li


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22 March 2013 (China) See more »
In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Alternately heartwarming, poignant and thrilling, this portrait of Ip Man's later to twilight years boasts an exceptionally nuanced performance by Anthony Wong See more (18 total) »


  (in credits order)

Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Yip Man
Gillian Chung ... Chan Sei-mui
Jordan Chan ... Tang Shing

Eric Tsang ... Ng Chung
Marvel Chow ... Wang Dong
Zhou Chuchu ... Jenny
Timmy Hung ... Leung Sheung
Luxia Jiang ... Li Qiong
Xin Xin Xiong ... Local Dragon
Ip Chun ... Stall owner with phone
Anita Yuen ... Cheung Wing-Sing

Kai Chi Liu ... Lee Yiu-wah
Cho-Lam Wong ... Blind Chan
Jonathan Wong ... Ni Tang
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Au-Yeung ... Fat Choi
Aki Chan ... Worker
Rose Chan
Cho Kwai Chee ... Queen Mary Hospital Doctor
Kevin Cheng ... young Ip Man
Queenie Chu ... So Fei
Zhou Dingyu ... Wong Tung
Hark-On Fung ... Chess Onlooker

Ash Gordey ... Superintendent of Police
Junlica ... Worker
Lam Chi Kit ... Dentist
Yiu Kin Kong ... Disciple of Pak Hok Pai
Koon-Lan Law ... Lee Yiu-wah's wife
Ken Lo ... Wei Batian
Joe Luk ... Luk Fu
Au Tsui Yea Maggie ... Queen Mary Hospital Nurse
Hoi Mang ... Chess Onlooker
Mulhall ... Disciple
Donny Ng ... Ng Chan
Wang Qinxi ... Daughter of Lee Yiu-wah
Sebastian ... Disciple
Kasey Tang ... Worker
Chalie Wong ... Worker
Donny Wu ... Wu Zan
Jia Hui Wu ... Loan-shark
Ding Xiaolong ... Monkey
Liang Xinwen ... Daughter of Lee Yiu-wah
Huangli Xu ... Lee Yiu-wah's daughter
Lu Yangyang ... Daughter of Lee Yiu-wah
Chen Yanxi ... Son of Lee Yiu-wah
Junjie Zhang ... Disciple of Ip Man
Songwen Zhang ... Yip Chun
Lv Ziying ... Son of Chan Sei Mai

Directed by
Herman Yau 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erica Lee  screenplay

Produced by
Chi-Wai Fung .... line producer (as Fung Chi Wai)
Catherine Hun .... co-producer
Cherry Law .... co-producer
Nga-Bok Lei .... executive producer (as Albert Lee)
Nga-Bok Lei .... producer (as Albert Lee)
Kwok Lam Sin .... executive producer
Kwok Lam Sin .... producer
Bak-Ming Wong .... producer
Albert Yeung .... producer
Original Music by
Jan Hung Mak  (as Brother Hung)
Cinematography by
Kwong-Hung Chan (director of photography) (as Joe Chan)
Film Editing by
Wai Chiu Chung  (as Azrael Chung)
Production Design by
Raymond Chan 
Art Direction by
Raymond Chan 
Costume Design by
Thomas Chong 
Makeup Department
Ling Mei .... makeup artist
Pingjie Peng .... makeup artist
Production Management
King Chu Chan .... assistant production manager (as Chan King Chu)
Kewen Chen .... production manager (as Chen Kewen)
Chun Kenug Cheung .... unit manager (as Cheung Chun Kenug)
Chungui Huang .... assistant production manager (as Huang Chungui)
Kin Yi Leung .... assistant production manager (as Leung Kin Yi)
Yu Ching Wong .... production manager (as Wong Yu Ching)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gang Cao .... second assistant director (as Cao Gang)
Jianya Hung .... on set assistant director (as Hung Jianya)
Tsz Pun Ko .... assistant director (as Ko Tsz Pun)
Art Department
Kung Chan .... propsman (as Chan Kung)
Guoxia Chen .... propsman: PRC (as Chen Guoxia)
Hongling Chen .... propsman: PRC (as Chen Hongling)
Haifeng Guo .... propsman: PRC (as Guo Haifeng)
Haizhen Guo .... propsman: PRC (as Guo Haizhen)
Qingzheng Guo .... propsman: PRC (as Guo Qingzheng)
He Jiang .... propsman: PRC (as Jiang He)
Youli Jin .... propsman: PRC (as Jin Youli)
Cheuk Lam Ko .... assistant art director (as Ko Cheuk Lam)
Wai Ming Lam .... props master (as Lam Wai Ming)
Hailin Lv .... propsman: PRC (as Lv Hailin)
Yidon Lv .... propsman: PRC (as Lv Yidon)
Zhu Meili .... propsman: PRC (as Zhu Meili)
Hexin Sun .... propsman: PRC (as Sun Hexin)
Hiu Ting Tsang .... assistant art director (as Tsang Hiu Ting)
Chen Wang .... propsman: PRC (as Wang Chen)
Cheng Wang .... propsman: PRC (as Wang Cheng)
Futao Wang .... propsman: PRC (as Wang Futao)
Hongsheng Wang .... propsman: PRC (as Wang Hongsheng)
Hui Wang .... propsman: PRC (as Wang Hui)
Wing Wang .... propsman: PRC (as Wang Wing)
Xiaodong Wang .... propsman: PRC (as Wang Xiaodong)
Xingkun Wang .... propsman: PRC (as Wang Xingkun)
Guoshun Wu .... propsman: PRC (as Wu Guoshun)
Lixin Xu .... propsman: PRC (as Xu Lixin)
Chi Man Yang .... propsman (as Yang Chi Man)
Renqiu Yu .... propsman: PRC (as Yu Renqiu)
Yuntao Zhao .... assistant art director (as Zhao Yuntao)
Di Hui Zhou .... propsman: PRC (as Zhou Di Hui)
Guoming Zhu .... props master: PRC (as Zhu Guoming)
Sound Department
Gerald Leung .... a.d.r. recordist
Leo Au-Yeung .... wing chun consultant
Marvel Chow .... wing chun consultant
Chung Chi Li .... action choreographer
Kwok Lam Sin .... action choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Kin Man Ng .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yuangang Bi .... tailor (as Bi Yuangang)
Ching Man Chan .... assistant costume designer (as Chan Ching Man)
Bingnang Dai .... tailor (as Dai Bingnang)
Yinzhang Gu .... tailor (as Gu Yinzhang)
Yangzi Han .... assistant costume designer (as Han Yangzi)
Wei Hong .... tailor (as Hong Wei)
Weigen Ju .... tailor (as Ju Weigen)
Siu Mei Lee .... assistant costume designer (as Lee Siu Mei)
Hongxia Li .... tailor (as Li Hongxia)
Jiqing Li .... wardrobe assistant head (as Li Jiqing)
Chunyan Tan .... wardrobe assistant (as Tan Chunyan)
Deqin Tang .... tailor (as Tang Deqin)
Jun Hui Wang .... assistant costume designer (as Wang Jun Hui)
Xiulin Wang .... tailor (as Wang Xiulin)
Haifu Wu .... tailor (as Wu Haifu)
Yunsheng Wu .... wardrobe assistant (as Wu Yunsheng)
Changcui Yan .... tailor (as Yan Changcui)
Shidong You .... wardrobe assistant (as You Shidong)
Yuanyan Zeng .... wardrobe assistant (as Zeng Yuanyan)
Suqin Zhang .... tailor (as Zhang Suqin)
Yimin Zhang .... tailor (as Zhang Yimin)
Ming Zhu .... wardrobe assistant head (as Zhu Ming)
Other crew
Yanli Cao .... tea maker (as Cao Yanli)
Bingqiang Chen .... tea maker (as Chen Bingqiang)
Chunhua Chen .... on set production assistant (as Chen Chunhua)
Houbin Chen .... on set production assistant (as Chen Houbin)
Yuanhan Chen .... on set production assistant (as Chen Yuanhan)
Zhi Chen .... continuity (as Chen Zhi)
Tsun Man Chow .... assistant director assistant (as Chow Tsun Man)
Ip Chun .... advisor and consultant
Yin Dong .... on-set manager
Cheng Jun Guo .... location manager (as Guo Chengjun)
Xuwei Huang .... assistant production accountant (as Huang Xuwei)
Sam Kwan .... script researcher
Eric Lee .... script researcher
Jiaxing Li .... on set production assistant (as Li Jiaxing)
Yi Chun Li .... assistant director assistant (as Li Yiu Chu)
Shan Liu .... production accountant (as Liu Shan)
Chung Mow Luk .... consultant: Pak Hok (as Luk Chung Mow)
Joe Luk .... consultant: Pak Hok
Lingchao Meng .... on set production assistant (as Meng Lingchao)
Dashun Tao .... on set production assistant (as Tao Dashun)
Chunqi Wang .... traffic coordinator (as Wang Chunqi)
Fei Wang .... on set production assistant (as Wang Fei)
Jin Wang .... on set production assistant (as Wang Jin)
Piao Wang .... on set production assistant (as Wang Piao)
Yoncai Wang .... on set production assistant (as Wang Yoncai)
Zhonghan Wang .... on set production assistant (as Wang Zhonghan)
Biao Xu .... on set production assistant (as Xu Biao)
Jie Yang .... on set production assistant (as Yang Jie)
Yanpeng Yang .... on set production assistant (as Yang Yanpeng)
Kin Yiu .... consultant: Pak Hok (as Yiu Kin Kong)
Liduan Zhao .... accommodation (as Zhao Liduan)
Pingan Zhao .... on set production assistant (as Zhao Pingan)
Yuelin Zhao .... assistant: Herman Yao (as Zhao Yuelin)
Qingjian Zhu .... on set production assistant (as Zhu Qingjian)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yip Man: Jung gik yat jin" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and some drug material
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Opening film for the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival.See more »
Anachronisms: When Ip Man arrives in Hong Kong in 1949, he is nearly struck by a Volkswagen Type 2 (aka Camper or Minibus). The first Type 2's were not produced until mid-November 1949 and the vehicle was not available for sale until 1950.See more »
Movie Connections:
Seven Lonely DaysSee more »


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28 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Alternately heartwarming, poignant and thrilling, this portrait of Ip Man's later to twilight years boasts an exceptionally nuanced performance by Anthony Wong, 24 March 2013
Author: moviexclusive from Singapore

Is it too soon for yet another story based on the life of the legendary Wing Chun grandmaster? Well, seeing as how utterly disappointing Wong Kar Wai's version was, the answer is an empathetic yes. Here to revive hope that there is still much we have yet to see about Ip Man's life is Herman Yau's 'Ip Man: The Final Fight', a sequel of sorts to his much flashier predecessor 'Ip Man: The Legend is Born' that focuses on the character's middle to later years.

Like Donnie Yen's 'Ip Man 2', this one begins in 1949 as Ip Man (Anthony Wong) arrives in Hong Kong from Foshan to settle into a humble room on the roof of a three-storey shophouse. Thanks to a chance encounter with martial arts enthusiast Leung Sheung (Timmy Hung, better known as son of Sammo Hung), Ip gains a small following of working-class individuals to start a makeshift Wing Chun school without needing to go against his nature to advertise his craft.

It might seem like a motley crew – including a policeman (Jordan Chan), a seamstress and union activist (Jiang Luxia), a waitress at a dim-sum restaurant (Gillian Chung), a prison officer (Marvel Chow) and a tram driver – but there's no denying their passion to learn, and at least at the start, how close-knit a group they make. Yet the circumstances then don't make it any easier for Ip nor for his students, and it is from casting the fates of Ip and his disciples against a constantly evolving but always tumultuous Hong Kong in the 1950s to 1970s that Yau's film truly comes alive.

Similarities to Alex Law's 'Echoes of the Rainbow' are not unjustified, since Yau clearly evokes the same sense of nostalgia for the period during which the former was also set. Expertly weaving several disparate themes, screenwriter Erica Li deftly paints a vivid picture of a colony rocked by tensions between the unions and their companies, infighting between the various martial arts schools, corruption of the local police and most importantly, the struggle of ordinary folk to make ends meet and provide for their family.

Li draws on these real-life historical contexts to delineate the fates of Ip and his disciples, in particular that of Tang Sing (Chan) and Wong Tung (Chow). Among the disciples, Tang Sing's character is the most fully-fleshed, depicted as a good man caught in a moral crisis between following his conscience (as Ip advises) and the temptations of power and money in his position of authority. Tang's choice to side with the infamous kingpin named Dragon (Xiong Xin Xin) behind many of the illegal activities taking place inside the notorious Kowloon Walled City inevitably entwines Wong Tung, and by extension the entire Ip Man clan that culminates in the titular showdown.

That finale is but one of four thrilling action setpieces, and easily the most gripping and exhilarating one. First within the confines of an illegal boxing ring in a warehouse and then along the exterior windswept alley battered by the onslaught of an imminent typhoon, action choreographers Li Chung Chi and Checkley Sin let the climactic fight between Ip Man and Dragon play out – the joy here not solely being from seeing veteran martial arts actor Xiong Xin Xin show off his impressive moves, but also from how Anthony Wong's one-year training in Wing Chun has truly paid off. Of course, that is also apparent from the earlier sequences, in particular one in which Ip Man squares off in a friendly closed-door bout with rival 'White Crane' master Ng Chun (comedian Eric Tsang in a fantastic cameo that shows off his agility quite certainly honed from his former days as a stuntman).

Besides demonstrating a facet of Anthony Wong's acting repertoire that is rarely seen (fun fact – the man is a dedicated practitioner of the 'Monkey Fist' style), this portrayal of Ip Man also benefits from the dramatic skills of arguably one of the best actors in Hong Kong cinema today. While Tony Leung's was just like any other of his from other Wong Kar Wai collaborations and Donnie Yen's was probably more stagey than who Ip Man was in real life, Wong's depiction is – we dare say – the most nuanced that captures both the man's humble dispositions and his internal struggles.

The latter is also thanks to a multi-layered script that doesn't just dwell on the aspects of Ip Man's life that pertain to his martial artistry, but also his personal life in relation to his wife Yong Cheng (Anita Yuen) and his son (Mainland actor Zhang Song Wen). The first Ip Man film so far to pay due attention to what must have been one of his greatest regrets spending the large part of his postwar years apart from wife and son, it just as poignantly reveals his gentle affection for a Shanghainese songstress Jenny (Zhou Chuchu) - despite the veiled objections of his students - that again finds closure in death. Wong is absolutely brilliant in these intimate moments of Ip Man's life, and it's hard to imagine a more befitting actor here to play the role.

In choosing to illuminate the less ostentatious but more relatable characteristics of Ip Man's twilight years, Yau's film truly stands apart from the other four films that have come before it. Less concerned about the legend than the Man behind it, 'Ip Man: The Final Fight' is the most heartfelt one yet about him, with an assured and sensitive directorial hand from Yau guiding a well-written script and a terrific lead performance by Anthony Wong as well as fine supporting acts from Jordan Chan, Eric Tsang and Chuchu. Even though it doesn't have Donnie Yen's star power or the marquee names of Wong Kar Wai and Tony Leung, this is a beautiful film that offers a well-balanced perspective of Ip Man's later years against the rich backdrop of post-World War II Hong Kong

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