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Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013) More at IMDbPro »Yip Man: Jung gik yat jin (original title)

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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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28 March 2013 (Hong Kong) See more »
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  (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 ... Le King
Xin Xin Xiong ... Local Dragon
Chun Ip ... Stall owner with phone
Anita Yuen ... Cheung Wing-Sing

Kai Chi Liu ... Lee Yiu-wah
Cho-Lam Wong ... Blind Chan
Jonathan Wong ... Ngai Tong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Au-Yeung ... Fat Choi
Aki Chan ... Worker
Cho Kwai Chee ... Queen Mary Hospital Doctor
Queenie Chu ... Sophie
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 ... Madame Lee Yiu Wah
Ken Lo ... Ngai Pa Tin
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
Jia Hui Wu ... Loan-shark
Ding Xiaolong ... Monkey
Liang Xinwen ... Daughter of Lee Yiu-wah
Huangli Xu ... Daughter of Lee Yiu-wah
Lu Yangyang ... Daughter of Lee Yiu-wah
Chen Yanxi ... Son of Lee Yiu-wah
Junjie Zhang ... Disciple of Ip Man
Songwen Zhang ... Ip 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
Albert Lee .... producer
Kwok Lam Sin .... executive producer
Kwok Lam Sin .... producer
Albert Yeung .... executive 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 
Costume Design by
Thomas Chong 
Makeup Department
Ling Mei .... assistant 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)
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)
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)
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)
Meili Zhu .... propsman: PRC
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)
Bingrong Dai .... tailor
Yinzhang Gu .... tailor (as Gu Yinzhang)
Yangzi Han .... assistant costume designer (as Han Yangzi)
Mei Hong .... wardrobe assistant (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 .... wardrobe assistant (as Tang Deqin)
Jun Hui Wang .... assistant costume designer (as Wang Jun Hui)
Xiulin Wang .... tailor (as Wang Xiulin)
Yunsheng Wu .... wardrobe assistant (as Wu Yunsheng)
Changcui Yan .... tailor (as Yan Changcui)
Shidong You .... wardrobe assistant (as You Shidong)
Yuanyuan Zeng .... wardrobe assistant
Suqin Zhang .... tailor (as Zhang Suqin)
Yimin Zhang .... tailor (as Zhang Yimin)
Ming Zhu .... wardrobe assistant head (as Zhu Ming)
Location Management
Cheng Jun Guo .... location manager (as Guo Chengjun)
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)
Yin Dong .... on-set manager
Xuwei Huang .... production accountant assistant (as Huang Xuwei)
Chun Ip .... advisor and consultant
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)
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)
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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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:
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20 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Ip Man: The Final Fight, 31 March 2013
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

Herman Yau's films have got its bragging rights, having Ip Man's own son Ip Chun involved with the production, not only in making cameo appearances, but providing story input to paint a more dramatic picture of the subject. And it couldn't get more authentic than this, even with artistic license obviously taken at some points. And if you were to extrapolate them, then you'd see shades of the rest of the other films that seem to tangent off important plot points. Things such as underground fighting rings, corrupt cops, battling with other grandmasters, setting up shop, and tales of rash disciples all have its air time here as well, and this one offered a lot more than the others because it's now a snapshot of a time that the rest hasn't, and probably will not, cover. This is Ip Man in his later days when Bruce Lee was beginning to make a name for himself in the USA, and chronicles the life and times, filled with its fair share of ups, downs, moments of pride and that tragic sense of loss, that comes with ageing, with a lot more focus on his group of disciples as much as it is about Ip Man's personal life.

The surprise is of course Yau teaming up with his one time iconic collaborator Anthony Wong, who together have made classical Category III films in The Untold Story and Ebola Syndrome. Here, they reunite to bring a kung fu master to life, and a biographical one at that, and going by the trailers, Wong is no pushover as he executes the Wing Chun moves with grace and ferocity, with little that betrays the use of a stuntperson or wires to help make his a lot more graceful. What works here in the fight department is the awesome choreography that does justice to both the martial arts and the actor, obviously having trained for it, to execute the moves with as much authenticity as possible.

Action sequences may be limited in quantity given Herman Yau's and Erica Lee's story focused on the more dramatic moments, and relationships that Ip Man has with his wife (Anita Yuen), a songstress (Zhou Chu Chu) and his many disciples, but more than made up for it in terms of quality. Cinematography in action films are key in either wanting to play the cheat sheet with quick cuts and edits, with either faraway or tight shots to hide the stuntperson, but this one is done perfectly well to show off the cast members' moves and intensity of their blows, and does its action choreography justice, which for a martial arts film, matters most. Besides some speeding up detected, it doesn't have over the top style, but kept things as simple as Wing Chun's philosophy, and that battle between Ip Man and Master Ng (Eric Tsang) remains one of the best in this movie, and dare I mention also ranks as one of the best amongst the rest of the Ip Man films put together.

If there's a downside to this, it's the issue of having too many characters jam packed into this less than two hour story. There's a whole host of disciples that Ip Man had recruited, and while screen time is dedicated to these characters, their development was fleeting at best. Headlining the disciples were the likes of Gillian Chung chalking up her resume in her recent comeback, but her role was rote at best, with her relatively less well known stars given more screen time instead. Jordan Chan is the other famous headliner for the film, starring as Ip Man's disciple and a policeman, caught up with moral issues as his profession brings about opportunities for corruption at the time, and how he struggled with this moral dilemma. But it's not much of a struggle as it turned out, although the narrative steered clear on passing any judgement or ending on the character, except to remind that he was an important source of income to keep things going. Zhou Chu Chu as the songstress provided a promise of a romance that wasn't much, but this love story has its shades in Wong Kar-Wai's epic in being a love that could have been, told in a very different fashion here.

The opening film of this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, with that territory comes a certain guarantee that this has to live up to its honor with high production values, which was a plus point as the 50s and 60s Hong Kong got recreated both in terms of external sets and interior art direction and production to transport the audience into an era long gone. Giving it some artistic credibility is how the narrative blended with the history of Hong Kong as a background, making it as much of a historical epic of the colony at the time as it is about the story of Ip Man's advancing years in life. Still, as part of the Ip Man movie canon, The Final Fight has its moments, and even if you're jaded from too many films about the grandmaster in such a short duration of time, this movie still has what it takes to offer audiences a different aspect yet to be seen of Ip Man, with its Wing Chun moves and fights being the icing on the cake. Recommended!

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