IP MAN: KUNG FU MASTER
IP MAN: KUNG FU MASTER is an action/drama martial arts film. It is a film by Li Liming. The cast includes Dennis To and Yuan Li Ruoxin. Other cast members include Tong Xiaohu, Yue Dongfeng, Chang Qinyuan, Zhao Xiaoguang, Ren Yu, and Michael Wong.
This is the third time Dennis To played the role. Other films include 2010’s Ip Man: The Legend is born (directed by Herman Yau), and 2018’s Kung Fu League (directed by Jeff Lau).
The film harks back to Ip’s early days before the Communist Revolution in 1949. Ip, portrayed by Dennis To for the third time as the martial artist who famously tutored Bruce Lee, was then a police captain who was framed for the murder of a ruthless but honorable mobster and targeted for vengeance by his dangerous daughter. Forced to quit the force, Ip soon also has to contend with the arrival of the Japanese army in Guangzhou.
DIRECTOR LI LIMING STATEMENT
The film embodies the word “confrontation.” The protagonist Ip Man struggles with himself and fights against evil forces, creating a person who stands up in times of national crisis, does not fear sacrifice, does what is right, and safeguards national dignity and national interests. The image of a real warrior. The film is not only a patriotic film, but it also arouses the audience’s thinking about faith, through the problems that Ip encounters on the road of life and martial arts. There is some philosophy in the excitement.
CAST MEMBER DENNIS TO STATEMENT
This my second time playing the role. But this time, Ip Man is also the “Black Knight,” which made me look forward to making the film even more. After I got the script, I pondered over and over again. This time I was able to bring to the role of Ip Man not only a higher level of Wing Chun skill but also a deeper level of interpretation.
Initial thoughts after watching the official trailer
This looks pretty cool. I think true martial arts fans will like this one.