Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (Jingwu Fengyun - Chen Zhen)
World Panorama - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2010
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.
About the Director
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."
- Andrew Lau
- Cheung Chi Sing, Gordon Chan, Lui Koon Nam, Frankie Tam
- Andrew Lau, Gordon Chan
- Azrael Chung
- Production Designer
- Eric Lam
- Executive Producer
- John Chong, Zhang Zhao, Zhang Guoli
- Chan Kwong Wing
- Andrew Lau
- Donnie Yen, Shu Qi, Anthony Wong, Huang Bo