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The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)

Yip Man chin chyun (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 24 June 2010 (Hong Kong)
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Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.

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Herman Yau

Writers:

Erica Lee (screenplay), Sean Whitley (dubbed version)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yu-Hang To ... Yip man
Yi Huang ... Cheung Wing Shing
Biao Yuen ... Ng Chung So
Siu-Wong Fan ... Yip Tin Chi
Rose Chan ... Li Mei Wai
Chun Ip Chun Ip ... Leung Bik
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Chan Wah Shun
Bernice Liu ... Kitano Yumi
Suet Lam ... Cheung Ho Tin
Jiao Xu ... Young Li Mei Wai
Heman Leung Heman Leung ... Li Man Ho
Jun Hui Wen Jun Hui Wen ... Young Yip Man (as Wen Jun Hui)
Shen Al Ji Shen Al Ji ... Young Yip Tin Chi
Sire Ma Sire Ma ... Cheung Wing Wah
Kwok-Lun Lee ... Sheriff
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Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

24 June 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ip Man Zero See more »

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$2,708,867
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The role of Leung Bik was played by Ip Man's son Ip Chun. See more »

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In a scene set in a cinema in 1919, Ip Man and his future wife (Huang Yi) are supposed to be watching Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau's 1922 horror classic. This is clearly impossible, yet the film shown is not Nosferatu anyway. See more »

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Followed by Yip Man: Jung gik yat jin (2013) See more »

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Decent karate film
9 May 2012 | by billcr12See all my reviews

This is actually a prequel to Ip Man and Ip Man 2. A different actor is used but the story is still interesting. Ip is taught Wing Chun by a couple of masters and travels to Hong Kong to further his skills.

He is walking one day and is taunted by a Westener with racist slurs and they fight, but afterwords then become friends. He learns to improve by utilizing different styles of kung fu. He marries the mayor's daughter and is arrested and jailed in a politically motivated murder case.

More secrets are revealed as the story unfolds and Ip continues to fight after his wife's provides an alibi to free him from prison. The Legend is Born isn't as good as the previous two films and a different actor is used in the lead role, but it is still not bad for a Saturday night viewing.


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