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Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen (2010)

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Chen Zhen, believed dead, returns to 1930s Shanghai under a false name. He joins a mob boss for info on the Japanese incl. a long kill list and at night fights the Japanese masked.

Director:

Andrew Lau

Writers:

Gordon Chan (screenplay), Chi-Sing Cheung | 2 more credits »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Yen ... Chen Zhen
Qi Shu ... Fang Qing
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Liu Yutian (as Anthony Wong)
Bo Huang ... Inspector Huang Hao Long
Ryu Kohata Ryu Kohata ... Colonel Takeshi Chikaraishi (as Kohata Ryuichi)
Siyan Huo ... Vivian
Zhou Yang Zhou Yang ... Qi Zhi-Shan
Shawn Yue ... General Zeng
Yasuaki Kurata ... Tsuyoshi Chikaraishi
Akira ... Sasaki Chikaraishi
Yue Ma Yue Ma ... General Zhou
Jiajia Chen Jiajia Chen ... Huang Lan
Songwen Zhang ... Wen-Zai
Ikki Funaki Ikki Funaki
Gregory Wong Gregory Wong ... (as Wong Chung Yiu)
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Storyline

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese. Written by Kokken Tor

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Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, martial arts action and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film featured two actors who had portrayed Ip Man. Donnie Yen played the character in the "Ip Man" trilogy and Anthony Chau-Sang Wong played him in Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013). See more »

Goofs

The cinema near the Casablanca is showing Bordertown with Paul Muni and Bette Davis, which would not be made for another ten years. Another poster in the same place seems to be showing Berkeley Square, which is another anachronism. See more »

Connections

Version of Zhong guo tie ren (1973) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Traditional folk tune
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convoluted plot but historically accurate
27 July 2011 | by vps2See all my reviews

Although the narrative gets convoluted at times, the historical setting of the Chinese labor corps sent to aid the allied war effort during world war 1 is historically factual ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Labour_Corps ), though it has been largely forgotten.

the Chinese intelligentsia also successfully mounted pressure to cause Japan to delay full scale aggression until the 30s ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-One_Demands )

this movie is essentially a big budget hong kong action movie produced as a homage to Bruce Lee. At times it strives to be too many homages at once with Donnie Yen resurrecting both Kato AND Chen Zhen ( Fist of Fury).

It shouldn't be conceived as Chinese propaganda (anymore than any of the Bruce Lee movies were) or anti-Japanese, as long as you understand that the Chinese truly were the underdogs back then.

in fact, the young Japanese actor playing the colonel totally stole the show.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Release Date:

21 September 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Fist See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,365, 24 April 2011

Gross USA:

$50,433

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,390,678
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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