The Watching Hour: IP Man
Hong Kong, 2009, 106 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Action/Adventure, Biographical, Cult, Foreign, Historical/Period, Martial Arts
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Japanese English Sub-Titles
35mm presentation - An occupying Japanese general (Hiroyuki Ikeuchi) challenges Chinese men to duels so he can prove the superiority of the Japanese. Ip Man (Donnie Yen) -- a Chinese martial arts master forced to work in the mines -- refuses to fight, but can resist for only so long. Revisit the early days of Ip Man, who gained later fame as an early trainer of Bruce Lee, in director Wilson Yip's action-packed biopic set during the Sino-Japanese War.
DIRECTOR: Wilson Yip
Principal Cast: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam, Yu Xing, You-Nam Wong, Chen Zhi Hui, Lynn Hung, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
US Distributor: Variance Films