Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013

All Films

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (Jingwu Fengyun - Chen Zhen)

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Andrew Lau / Feature Narrative / Hong Kong, China / 2010 / 106 min / Color / 35 mm
In Mandarin / English, Arabic subtitles
Interests: Action, History, Asian
Middle East Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual over the age of 18.

Screenings

  • Wed, Oct 27, 10:00 PM, (Four Seasons Beach Theatre) Regular screening
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  • Thu, Oct 28, 10:30 PM, (Villaggio 2) Regular screening
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Synopsis

Donnie Yen continues the role of Chen Zhen originally played by legendary Bruce Lee in the 1972 film "Fist of Fury" and later adapted for a 1995 TV series starring Yen. In this version, the action and production are escalated to captivating levels with director Andy Lau's lavish vision set during and after the first World War. The film opens with Zhen avenging his master at the Hongkou dojo and then joining the Labour Corps. Thought to be dead, he returns to Shanghai undercover as Qi. He enters the world of a famed nightclub attended by important patrons from Britain and Japan that allows Zhen to attain information. When an assassination list by the Japanese appears, Zhen disguises himself as the Masked Warrior to thwart the killings. Yen has established himself as one of the great martial artists in cinema-having recently been seen in the "Ip Man" series, as well as the hugely successful "Bodyguards and Assassins"-and he handles the spectacular action sequences with grace and poise. Lau drapes his cinematic Shanghai with rich colors and textures that serve as a stunning backdrop to the adrenaline-inducing action.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Andrew Lau
Born in Hong Kong, Lau joined Shaw Brothers Studios after graduating from high school and served as cinematographer on dozens of films, including "City on Fire" and "As Tears Go By." He made his directorial debut with "Against All" and gained international recognition with "Infernal Affairs," which was remade by Martin Scorsese as "The Departed."

Credits

Director
Andrew Lau
Screenwriter
Cheung Chi Sing, Gordon Chan, Lui Koon Nam, Frankie Tam
Producer
Andrew Lau, Gordon Chan
Editor
Azrael Chung
Production Designer
Eric Lam
Executive Producer
John Chong, Zhang Zhao, Zhang Guoli
Music
Chan Kwong Wing
Cinematographer
Andrew Lau
Cast
Donnie Yen, Shu Qi, Anthony Wong, Huang Bo

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