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136 Ratings

Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter

Wu Lang ba gua gun

Directed by Liu Chia-Liang
Hong Kong, 1984
Action, Drama


A heroic family is double-crossed and massacred on the battlefield. Only two brothers—Gordon Liu and Alexander Fu Sheng— survive the slaughter. Alexander Fu Sheng returns home to his mother and sisters, but has been driven insane by witnessing the slaughter of all his brothers and father.

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Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter Directed by Liu Chia-Liang

Awards & Festivals

Hong Kong Film Awards

1985 | Nominee: Best Action Choreography

Critics reviews

A drastic break with his usual semi-comic tone, 8 Diagram Pole Fighter is the bleakest of any of Lau’s works. It’s also the most unnatural in language and performance, perhaps because of its older setting (almost all his other films are set during the Qing Dynasty), or the heightened nature of its story.
July 05, 2018
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