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Trailer For Wong Kar-Wai's Grandmasters
A rainy night in Foshan

19 July 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: YouTube (via The Playlist)

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Trailer For Wong Kar-Wai's Grandmasters

It's been a long time in production, but Wong Kar-Wai's martial arts epic The Grandmasters is finally inching towards completion and release, with this brief trailer just arriving online.

The Grandmasters is a biopic of Ip Man, the famous Wing Chun teacher who trained Bruce Lee, among many others. He's also the subject, obviously enough, of the Ip Man films, but Wong's version, on the evidence of the breathtakingly beautiful clip, will be rather different to Donnie Yen's. We look to be in for some seriously artsy ass-kicking here, although admittedly, with all the rain and the green, we can't help but be reminded of the climactic Smith fight in Matrix Revolutions.

The Grandmasters stars Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi, and has already done some rounds for potential buyers on the festival circuit. Reports earlier this year predicted it wouldn't be finished until the end of 2011 though (making it a two-year shoot). Has Wong wrapped earlier than he thought, or is this just designed to drum up some advance excitement? It's working for us...

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Posted by Jeffrey at 15:43 on 21 July 2011 | Report This Post

I take it back...
That clip hurt my eyes! One of those films where they make and edit every half second :-( I'm a sucker for slo-mo... for me, they did slo-mo in the wrong places! lol More

Posted by Bubba76 at 13:41 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

You had me
at Zhang Ziyi :-p More

Posted by Bubba76 at 13:40 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

The Foot Fist Wei
I'm a HUGE fan of his movies - but not 'My Blueberry Nights' so it's great his gone back to his native land for this which looks like his most accessable movie yet. WKW can do action as his Arthouse Wuxia 'Ashes of Time' proved so I'm excited to see this and Tony Leung is DA MAN! More

Posted by ramseyrocks at 12:40 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

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