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Ip Man

R
Movie
2008
1h 46m
Cantonese
Drama, Action, History
A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.
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Simon Yam
Chow Ching-Chuen
Lynn Hung
Cheung Wing-Sing
Gordon Lam
Captain Lei Chiu
Fan Siuwong
Jin Shan Zhao / Kam Shan-Chau
Xing Yu
Master Zealot Lin
YouNam Wong
Shao Dan Yuan
Calvin Cheng
Zhou Guang Yao
Chen Zhihui
Master Liao
Tenma Shibuya
Colonel Sato
Li Ze
Yip Zhun
Shi De Quiang
Southern Master (uncredited)
Zhou Zhong
Southern Master (uncredited)
Zhang Bo
Jin's Underling (uncredited)
Jin Gang
Jin's Underling (uncredited)
Lu Kai
Jin's Underling (uncredited)
Tony Leung SiuHung
Green Dragon Club Master (uncredite...
Liu MingZhe
Righteous Club Master (uncredited)
Zhong HanHao
Cotton Mill Owner (uncredited)
Li QiLong
Green Dragon / Master Li (uncredite...
MeiFang Lu
Cotton Mill Worker
Wang Zheng
Cotton Mill Worker
XuFeng Yang
Cotton Mill Worker
Directed By: Wilson Yip
Written By: Edmond Wong (Screenplay)

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Ilium says...
9 years ago
A beautiful movie. It doesn't only feature amazing martial arts, but also focuses on the Qui of Wing Chun.
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Gusanito1886 says...
6 years ago
This movie has been on my watchlist for many years and last night I finally got to see it. I never knew the Ip Man series were based on a true story. The fact that it is makes the movie even more impressive. This movie puts the Art in Martial Arts. The movie is well written, funny and at time somewhat dark and raw. Can't wait to watch part II.
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NightStorm1000 says...
2 years ago
A simpy great movie. The Fights, the Camera work and most of all the Story. Should be on every "To Watch" list.
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drqshadow says...
3 years ago
A beautiful, if redundant, Chinese martial arts epic set at the onset of the second Sino-Japanese war. The eponymous focal figure Ip Man, drawn straight out of the history books, is the peaceful model of restraint and self-control. His easy smile, passive existence and unmatched skills make him very easy to pull for, especially when a trying second act pushes him past the breaking point, but the flick's deep reverence for his legacy strips away any chances at suspense or tension. Though gorgeously choreographed and filmed, the major fight scenes are universally one-sided, with Ip himself rarely absorbing more than a few glancing blows on his way to flashily disarming and dispensing each opponent. Even his last foe, a towering Japanese army general who effortlessly conquers three of Ip's peers at once, leaves behind little more than a cloud of dust and a disappointed, unspoken "is that it?" when he quietly takes a knee. Undoubtedly a feast for the eyes, the road it walks is too straight and narrow to be considered anything more substantial.
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Featured User Reviews

saundrew
8/10  6 years ago
I am not Mr. Kung Fu connoisseur, but I do enjoy a good one from time to time. This was certainly a good time, despite a few flaws. Overall, the fights were very entertaining. These were kind of realistic by kung fu standards (not by, you know, realism standards) and they were shot in a great way by More
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KevinSocial9697
9/10  2 years ago
I am going to try and keep this short, Ip Man is some really amazing cinema and though I don't know the accuracy of the story, I have to say that this is the type of film where every frame is a painting and something that I loved in this film was how when the scenes tone was less colourful the d More
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ltcomdata
CONTAINS SPOILERS6 years ago
Semi-biographical movie about Ip Man. The movie mostly covers the period of the Japanese invasion of China. The plot is conveniently contrived to pit the Ip Man against a Japanese General gifted in the Japanese martial arts. And the Japanese general is --- as the bad guy of the movie --- brutal, More
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$hubes
10/10  2 months ago
Probably my secondmost favorite movie of all times. I've watched this countless times, know how the story goes, know how the fights go, know how the movie ends...yet it never gets old. It's the age-old story of perservering when everything is against you, the odds seem stacked gigantically against y More
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