Foshan, 1930’s. Ip Man, a respected Wing Chun master, combines the study of martial arts with the occasional combats he’s forced to fight for his admirers. These are times of prosperity, although the war with Japan is threatening to put an end to them. Tragedy breaks out with occupation and Ip Man is forced to defend his town’s honor. A majestic blockbuster that fictionalizes an intermediate stage in the life of Bruce Lee’s master, Ip man, the movie, returns splendor to martial arts film and offers an unrivaled spectacle that flows between warm humor, war drama and furious choreographies. The long=awaited beginning of a saga.


Wilson Yip (Yip Wai-shun)

Director, screenwriter and occasional actor, he began his career as an assistant director before debuting as a filmmaker with 01:00 AM (99). Select filmography: Bullets Over Summer (99), SPL (Kill Zone, 05), Dragon Tiger Gate (06), Flash Point (07).Director, guionista i actor ocasional.

Technical information

Edition: 2009
Original language: Cantonese, Mandarin