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Wing Chun (1994)

Wing Chun's village is yet again being plundered by bandits. This time she uses kung fu to defeat them. The fighting doesn't end here.

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writers:

Elsa Tang (as Pik-yin Tang), Wing-Fai Wong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michelle Yeoh ... Yim Wing Chun
Donnie Yen ... Leung Pok To (as Yen Chi Tan)
King-Tan Yuen ... Abacus Fong
Catherine Yan Hung ... Charmy (as Catherine Hung)
Waise Lee ... Wong Hok Chow (as Lee Chi Hung)
Norman Chu ... Flying Chimpanze (as Chui Siu Keung)
Chui Ah-Fai Chui Ah-Fai ... Flying Monkey
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Ng Mui
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zhi-Hui Chen Zhi-Hui Chen ... Southern kung fu master
Liu Hen Liu Hen ... Squire
Yue-Qiu Hou Yue-Qiu Hou ... Bandit leader
Guo Jia-Qing Guo Jia-Qing ... Yim Wing Chun's father
Xian-Quan Kong Xian-Quan Kong ... Squire
Fu-Wai Lam Fu-Wai Lam ... Bandit
Xiaozhou Li Xiaozhou Li ... Bandit leader
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Storyline

Wing Chun, a woman living in a remote village often pillaged by robbers. When Wing Chun finally loses her cool and defeats them, her heroic actions stir up even more trouble in this male-based society of the time. The climactic battle to the death is a dazzler. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There are innuendos including Flying Chimpanzee's "Champion Spear", and "To Eat Someone's Tofu" which is a Chinese idiom that means to flirt with a woman. See more »

Connections

References Seven Samurai (1954) See more »

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michelle yeoh at her best
20 February 2003 | by nickthegunSee all my reviews

Michelle Yeoh stars as the titular Yim Wing Chun, the spiritual mother of Wing Chun kung fu (the kind they teach in Prodigal Son, amongst others). As you would expect from Yeoh, she is vibrant on screen, kicking a lot of arse and showing us the sensitive side to a martial arts hero.

Wing Chun's village is constantly under threat by bandits led by the…erm… flying simian family (well two brothers, Flying Monkey and Flying Chimp). After she cracks some skulls, while rescuing the widow ‘Charmy', she makes enemies of the local martial artists, who lose face after Wing Chun shows them up, and the bandits, who want her dead and for Flying Monkey to marry Charmy. The scene where Wing Chun shows the local martial arts heros the ‘Art of fighting without fighting' in the soya shop is amazing. Anyway, after castrating flying monkey, flying chimp decides to challenge Wing Chun, for the honour of the bandit clan. With inevitable consequences.

When Wing Chun isn't giving us great fight sequences, it plays it like quite a lot of HK cinema. For laughs. And, like a lot of HK cinema, it can get pretty irritating. A lot of mugging and juvenile humour are the order of the day here. Concentrating on that old Kung Fu film staple, getting laid.

Wing Chun was one of the first great high flying new style kung fu films and stands the test of time, nine years on. I really liked it, and forgiving its faults is easy. Although Donnie Yen was criminally under used, but that's not such a big deal.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

24 March 1994 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Вин Чун See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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