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Once Upon a Time in China

Opens on March 3

Director: Tsui Hark Run Time: 134 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1991

Starring: Jacky Cheung, Jet Li, Kent Cheng Jak-Si, Rosamund Kwan, Yuen Biao

Tsui Hark, Hong Kong, 1991, DCP, 134 min. In Cantonese, Mandarin, English and French with English subtitles. 


In a nation of fists, when the enemy has a gun, you fight with your hands. Real-life folk hero and martial arts master, Wong Fei-hung, battles it out with encroaching British and American imperialist forces for the soul of China. A touchstone of ’90s Hong Kong cinema that launched Jet Li to international superstardom and reinvigorated the kung fu film with its genre-hopping departure from the comedic knuckle-fliers of Jackie Chan, complete with riotous, wild-style action choreography from Yuen Woo-ping (THE MATRIX TRILOGY and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON). Absolutely epic. 


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