Ip Man (2008)

Genres - Action, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Martial Arts, Period Film  |   Release Date - Dec 18, 2008 (USA - Unknown), Oct 1, 2010 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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Kung-Fu, master [expert], mentor, superstar