Plot & Details
Behind every great man there lies a teacher, and this was certainly true of Bruce Lee, who claimed as his mentor a martial arts expert named Ip Man (1893-1972). A genius of Wushu (or the Chinese martial arts school), Ip Man grew up in a China nearly ripped to pieces by racial hatred, nationalistic strife, and warfare. He rose like a phoenix above these ashes, however, courtesy of his participation in matches against various Wushu masters and kung fu warriors -- ultimately training martial arts icons such as Lee. This biopic from director Wilson Yip dramatizes Ip's life story.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action,Drama,Epic and Historical
- Run Time: 105min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/11/2009
- DVD Release Date: 03/10/2009
- Director(s): Wilson Yip
- Starring: Donnie Yen , Hiroyuki Ikeuchi , Fan Siu-Wong , Xiong Dailin , Wong You-nam
- Themes: Contests, Pageants and Competitions
- Tone: Lyrical,Tense
- Keywords: Kung-Fu, master [expert], mentor, superstar
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (10-01-2010)
- Language: Cantonese,Mandarin