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Once Upon A Time In China    (1991)

 
 
 
Director :
Tsui Hark

Action Director :
Lau Kar Wing, Yuen Cheung Yan, Yuen Shun Yee

 
Other titles : 黃飛鴻 (HK Title)
Huang Fei Hong (HK Title)
Wong Fei Hung (HK Title)
Il était une fois en Chine (French Title)
Country : Hong Kong
Film Company : Film Workshop, Golden Harvest, Paragon Films
Genre : Kung fu
HK Category : I I
Runtime : 128 min.
Alt. Runtime :
- 133
Video : Colour
Audio : Speaking (Cantonese, English, French)
HK Gross : 29.672 M. HK$
 
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 Cast :  
Jet Li
Yuen Biao
Rosamund Kwan Chi Lam
Kent Cheng Jak Si
Yen Shi Kwan
Jacky Cheung Hok Yau
Yuen Fai
Karel Wong Chi Yeung
Jonathan Isgar
Yuen Cheung Yan
     
  
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Plot

In a China ruled by foreign concessions, Wong Fei-hong, in charge of the black militia find himself involved with conspiracies between Chinese, triads and Westerners.
 
  Review  

To remake a legendary Chinese hero, such as Wong Fei Hung, portrayed in about 100 movies is a bold bet that Tsui Hark managed however to win. The director revitalised the hero (who appears young now), he put him in a political background. Tsui hark didn't take Wong Fei Hung's story as the unique bare bones of the movie but as one of the bones of the plot. He multiplied the numbers or supporting roles (Yuen Biao's character for a start) and stories. This is more a kind of chronicles of the era...
 
 
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  Notes  
1.  1992 Hong Kong Film Awards :
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography : Yuen Cheung Yan, Yuen Shun Yee and Liu Chia Yung
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director : Tsui Hark
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing : Marco Mak
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Score : James Wong
- Nomination for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Art Direction : Yee Chung Man
- Nomination for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Cinematography : David Chung, Bill Wong, Arthur Wong, Ardy Lam, Chan Tung Chuen and Wilson Chan
- Nomination for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Picture
- Nomination for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor : Jacky Cheung


 
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Director :
Tsui Hark

Action Director :
Lau Kar Wing

Action Director :
Yuen Cheung Yan

Action Director :
Yuen Shun Yee
 
 Cast : (when available)  (Hide) (full cast & crew)

Jet Li

Yuen Biao

Rosamund Kwan Chi Lam

Kent Cheng Jak Si

Yen Shi Kwan

Jacky Cheung Hok Yau

Yuen Fai

Karel Wong Chi Yeung

Jonathan Isgar

Yuen Cheung Yan
 
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 Interview with Jonathan Isgar, a blunt gweilo (preview)
HK Items > Film Industry > Gweilos, foreigners in HK cinema
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 10/1/2010
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 1  4  5  7  - index
   
 
 
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