Trailer for Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster Is Packed With Martial Arts Greatness

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Here’s the first domestic trailer for Wong Kar-Wai’s long-awaited The Grandmaster, starring Tony Leung as Ip Man, the legendary grandmaster of Wing Chun who taught Bruce Lee.  The film also stars Zhang Zi Yi, Chang Chen, Cung Le, Bruce Leung Siu-lung and Wang Qingxiang.  Set for a August 23rd release in the US, The Grandmaster was released in Hong Kong and Mainland China and a number of countries in Asia earlier this year.

Quite frankly, these look like some of the most beautiful martial arts sequences I’ve seen in a while.  Incredibly staged, lit and action-packed, this film will be one to watch.

Check out the trailer and the synopsis below…

Synopsis

With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, it is their practice to lock up the venues and no one is allowed to leave during battles. No food and no rest before reaching any results. Ip Man is a young rich man extremely talented in martial arts, but he chooses to keep a low profile. Yet this doesn’t keep him out of these troubles ahead. One day he is trapped in this battleground so he has to use every means in order to get out of there. The masters are amazed by his abilities. Master Kung and his daughter Kung Yi are amongst, and the latter is attracted to this newcomer. A high warlord is assassinated by his own guard Yi Xian Tian. All masters in Foshan vow to take Tian down no matter what.

Source: Flicks and Bits

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