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The Final Master (2015)

Shi fu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 11 December 2015 (China)
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A Wing Chun master has to defeat 8 martial arts schools to open his own school, yet he has become a chess piece to the local power dynamics.

Director:

Haofeng Xu

Writers:

Haofeng Xu (original novel), Haofeng Xu (screenwriter)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fan Liao ... Chen Shi - The Master
Jia Song ... Zhao Guohui - Mrs. Chen
Wenli Jiang ... Master Zou - The Madam
Shih-Chieh King ... Zheng Shan'ao - The Grandmaster (as Shijie Jin)
Yang Song ... Geng Liangchen
Madina Memet Madina Memet ... Tea Girl (as Maidina)
Jue Huang ... Lin Xiwen - The Colonel
Aoyue Zhang ... Duan Rui
Jun Ma Jun Ma ... Head Coolie
Kuan Tai Chen ... Dojo Head (as Guantai Chen)
Xin Xin Xiong ... Tang Ge (as Xinxin Xiong)
Leon Dai ... Curved Knives Fighter (as Liren Dai)
Jirong Qiu Jirong Qiu ... Dojo Fighter
Bo Li Bo Li ... Dojo Fighter
Jiahao Zou Jiahao Zou ... Guo Zi
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A Wing Chun master has to defeat 8 martial arts schools to open his own school, yet he has become a chess piece to the local power dynamics.

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Every betrayal begins with trust.

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Action | Drama

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Quotes

Chen Shi - The Master: So... you'll find some other man?
Zhao Guohui - Mrs. Chen: With or without a gardener, flowers die regardless. With or without a man, women live on their own.
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Real "Kungfu" and real China
17 March 2016 | by nicolezySee all my reviews

If you are looking for funny or fancy kungfu actions, this is probably not your best choice. This movie shows the real kungfu: simple but effective moves, moves that you would see if you ever fight with a real world kungfu fighter. Being a Chinese, I grew up watching kungfu movies.If all you can see are fighting scenes, then it's merely a Chinese boxing movie. Kungfu is a sport, a fighting skill, but most of all a philosophy, or at the very least, a particular set of values. In this movie, the ideal philosophy of kungfu is greatly challenged. You'll see the authentic Chinese traditional values of family, factions, love and teacher-student relationship. No heroes, but only characters who are struggling with honors, duties and survival in a special historic setting. Perhaps not everyone would love this movie, but I guarantee you this story is not a cliché.


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China

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Release Date:

11 December 2015 (China) See more »

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$8,551,269
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2.35 : 1
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