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Wing Chun (1994)

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 ... See full summary »

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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Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

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:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

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Not much Wing Chun on display
18 July 2006 | by Matti-ManSee all my reviews

This is a great showcase for Michelle Yeoh, playing the legendary first practitioner of the wing chun style, Yim Wing-Chun. Trouble is, there's not much of the wing chun style shown in the film. The problem is that though the wing chun system is a very effective style in real life, it's not very visually engaging, so Yuen Woo Ping had to throw in some high kicks just to spice up the action a little ... but then, we don't watch kung fu films for historical or technical accuracy.

Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen are both pretty good here. Certainly, Yeoh turns in a starry performance, though Yen could have been given more to do ...

Overall, entertaining enough, but not primo YWP fare.


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