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The Grandmaster (2013)

Yi dai zong shi (original title)
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The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Director:

Kar-Wai Wong (as Kar Wai Wong)

Writers:

Kar-Wai Wong (story) (as Kar Wai Wong), Kar-Wai Wong (screenplay) (as Kar Wai Wong) | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 54 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Ip Man (as Tony Leung)
Cung Le ... Iron Shoes
Qingxiang Wang Qingxiang Wang ... Master Gong Yutian
Elvis Tsui ... Mr. Hung (as Jinjiang Xu)
Hye-Kyo Song ... Zhang Yongcheng (as Hye-kyo Song)
Kar-Yung Lau Kar-Yung Lau ... Master Yong (as Chia Yung Liu)
Chau Yee Tsang Chau Yee Tsang ... Shorty (as Chiu Yee Tsang)
Hoi-Pang Lo Hoi-Pang Lo ... Uncle Deng
Shun Lau Shun Lau ... Master Rui
Xiaofei Zhou Xiaofei Zhou ... Sister San
Mancheng Wang Mancheng Wang ... Master Ba
Ting Yip Ng ... Brother Sau
Man Keung Cho Man Keung Cho ... Cho Man
Tony Ling Tony Ling ... Foshan Martial Artist
Tielong Shang Tielong Shang ... Jiang
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Storyline

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | Japanese

Release Date:

30 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Grandmaster See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$132,617, 25 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,594,959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,076,736
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (international) | (3-D)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tony Chiu-Wai Leung trained four hours a day for a year in preparation for his role as Ip Man. See more »

Quotes

Gong Er: No news is news.
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Connections

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Excellent movie
21 September 2013 | by viewfrmSee all my reviews

To tell you the truth I watched Grandmasters with my son. He had been pleased with the idea of another Ip Man movie but he turned out to be disappointed and did not watch the movie up to the end. On the other end I enjoyed the Grandmasters movie so much that I also made a pause after watching the first half. I just needed time to cope with my emotions. I was so full of feelings that I actually wanted a break. When I finished watching it finally I found it hard to determine with my impression. No doubt I was delighted but its nature was not very clear to me. Now I can say why I liked Grandmasters immensely.

First of all the movie is very scarce in events, the biography of Ip Man is shown in such little details that it would be hard to get the complete character picture. Read more http://www.viewforum.net/forum.php at the movie section.


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