History Film / TheGrandmaster

30th Nov '14 1:21:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''The Grandmaster'' is a 2012 biopic of martial arts master Ip Man directed by Creator/WongKarWai and starring TonyLeung and Creator/ZhangZiyi. The martial arts sequences were choreographed by Creator/YuenWooPing.
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''The Grandmaster'' is a 2012 biopic of martial arts master Ip Man directed by Creator/WongKarWai and starring TonyLeung Creator/TonyLeung and Creator/ZhangZiyi. The martial arts sequences were choreographed by Creator/YuenWooPing.
9th Jan '14 3:55:20 AM LongLiveHumour
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* SecondSinoJapaneseWar: The characters live through the brutal Japanese occupation of their hometown. Ip Man loses his two daughters to starvation during the war.
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* SecondSinoJapaneseWar: UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar: The characters live through the brutal Japanese occupation of their hometown. Ip Man loses his two daughters to starvation during the war.
12th Oct '13 12:15:05 AM KevinKlawitter
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''The Grandmaster'' is a 2012 biopic of martial arts master Ip Man directed by Creator/WongKarWai and starring TonyLeung and Creator/ZhangZiyi.
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''The Grandmaster'' is a 2012 biopic of martial arts master Ip Man directed by Creator/WongKarWai and starring TonyLeung and Creator/ZhangZiyi. Creator/ZhangZiyi. The martial arts sequences were choreographed by Creator/YuenWooPing.
2nd Sep '13 10:51:21 PM KevinKlawitter
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* ReCut: The version of the movie shown in American theatres is about 15 minutes shorter, has a somewhat different structure, and features several scenes not included in the original. American critics who had seen the original cut were generally not happy with this, though the Chinese cut is available on importable Blu-Ray.
2nd Sep '13 10:48:51 PM KevinKlawitter
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* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Every character in the movie is proficient in the martial arts with the single exception of Ip Man's wife.

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* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Every character in the movie is proficient in the martial arts with the single exception of Ip Man's wife.
2nd Sep '13 10:48:22 PM KevinKlawitter
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* CompositeCharacter: While the story is more or less true to Ip Man's life, the characterization, as well as Tony Leung's performance (particularly in the early scenes), was meant to be an amalgamation of Ip Man and Creator/BruceLee.
21st Apr '13 10:31:04 PM CaoCao
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* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Gong Er wears elegant dresses in all her fight scenes. For her duel with Ma San, she shows up in a beautiful fur-lined coat.
21st Apr '13 10:24:50 PM CaoCao
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* ActionGirl: The female lead is played by Creator/ZhangZiyi, which ought to tell you she is ''not'' to be messed with. She proves a match even for Ip Man.

* SheFu: The female lead is played by Creator/ZhangZiyi, which ought to tell you she is ''not'' to be messed with. She proves a match even for Ip Man.
21st Apr '13 5:38:26 AM CaoCao
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21st Apr '13 12:03:26 AM CaoCao
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* FakeNationality: Ip Man's wife is played by Korean actress Song Hye-kyo.

* ParrotPetPosition: The aforementioned character constantly has his pet monkey perched on his shoulder.

* YoungFutureFamousPeople: At the end of the film, a little kid enlists in Ip Man's martial arts school, and the audience guesses he will grow up to become Bruce Lee.
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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: At the end of the film, a little kid enlists in Ip Man's martial arts school, and the audience guesses he will grow up to become Bruce Lee.BruceLee.
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