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The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster (simplified Chinese title: 一代宗师, traditional Chinese title: 一代宗師, Yi Dai Zong Shi), is a 2013 Chinese and Hong Kong co-production film directed by Wong Kar-wai. It was released in China by Bona Film Group on January 8, 2013 and Hong Kong by Sil-Metropole Organisation on January 10, 2013.

The Grandmaster poster

“The Grandmaster” poster

Basic information

Simplified Chinese title: 一代宗师
Traditional Chinese title: 一代宗師
Phonetic title: Yi Dai Zong Shi
English title: The Grandmaster
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Country: CN China / HK Hong Kong
Runtime: 130 minutes
Genre: Action film, Martial arts film
Director: Wong Kar-wai
Scriptwriter: Wong Kar-wai, Zou Jingzhi, Xu Haofeng
Producer: Ng See-yuen, Megan Ellison, Wong Kar-wai
Production company: Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Films, Sil-Metropole Organisation, Bona International Film Group, Annapurna Pictures
Distribution company: Bona Film Group (China), Sil-Metropole Organisation (Hong Kong)
Release date: January 8, 2013 (China), January 10, 2013 (Hong Kong)

Plot

The story of martial-arts and the soul of China civilization. Two kung fu masters —Ip Man (Tony Leung), the man who trained Bruce Lee, and Gong Er (Zhang Ziyi), who comes from the north, meet in Ip Man's hometown of Foshan on the eve of the Japanese invasion in 1936. Gong Er's grandfather, a renowned grandmaster, is also traveling to Foshan for his retirement ceremony, which is to take place at the legendary brothel The Golden Pavilion. This story of betrayal, honor and love plays out during the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.

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Some scenes in The Grandmaster - 2

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Some scenes in “The Grandmaster”

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