Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man 2008

Ip Man is a semi-biographical martial arts film based on the life of Ip Man, the celebrated master of Bruce Lee, and the first who was the first to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun to non Chinese. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip Man that took place in the city of Foshan in the 1930s and the 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The film is directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung. The cast includes Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Lam Ka-Tung, Xing Yu and Japanese actor Hiroyuki Ikeuchi.

Director: Wilson Yip
Writer: Edmond Wong (screenplay)
Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam and Siu-Wong Fan

Note: This movie takes us back to the old school, 1970’s style of Kung fu movies. There is no fancy wire work or gymnastics in this movie to keep the audience enthralled, just traditional style kung fu, peformed by martial artists who know their art and it is very refreshing.  (Read Review)