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Release Date: January 28th, 2011

R|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
In this film inspired by a true story, Wing Chun martial arts master Ip Man (Donnie Yen) and his family are moving from Foshan, China, to Hong Kong, where Ip aspires to create a school so that he may teach his fighting techniques to a new generation. However, he finds resistance from an asthmatic Hung Ga master named Hong Zhen Nan (Sammo Hung). Soon, Ip is drawn into a treacherous world of corruption as well as a fateful showdown with a merciless boxer known as the Twister (Darren Shahlavi).

Cast: Donnie Yen Ji-Dan, Lynn Hung, Simon Yam, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Siu-wong Fan, Kent Cheng, Darren Shahlavi, Xiaoming Huang

Director: Wilson Yip

Genres: Historical drama, Biography, Action, Martial arts

Production Co: Mandarin Films, Beijing ShengShi HuaRei Film Investment & Management Co.

Distributors: Variance Films

Keywords: Escape, 1950s, Rivalry, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Compared to his stellar hit "Ip Man" - a biopic on the Wing Chun master who tutored Bruce Lee - Wilson Yip's more lavishly produced sequel Ip Man 2 is a fistful of hits and misses. show more

  • A reminder of the pleasure of classic martial-arts films in which skilled athletes performed many of their own stunts. show more

  • The piéce de résistance is a "Rocky"-ish battle between bare-fisted Ip (Donnie Yen) and a racist Brit who uses boxing gloves and goes by the name Twister. show more

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