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3.4
36 Ratings

Gallants

Da lei tai

Hong Kong, 2010
Action, Comedy

Synopsis

This tale of three long-retired martial arts masters revives the Shaw Brothers spirit with genuine emotion and a spectacularly playful reverence for the genre. Amazing action, tinged with real sadness, from young directors Derek Kwok and Clement Cheng. Kung-fu nostalgia with a huge heart.

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Gallants Directed by Derek Kwok, Clement Cheng Si-kit

Awards & Festivals

Hong Kong Film Awards

2011 | 4 wins including: Best Picture

2011 | 3 nominations including: Best Director

CPH PIX

2011

What are people saying?

  • CJ Roy's rating of the film Gallants

    I once dreamed it would kickstart a nostalgic interest in the Shaw Brothers style martial arts film in Hong Kong, maybe a few great films would get made out of this. Then I woke up and found out it won a ton of awards and has even got recent recognition as being one of the great HK films of all time. Paired with the timely arrival of Kar-Wai's The Grandmasters, we may be on the verge of a massive revitalization.

  • Eastern Film Fans's rating of the film Gallants

    You can’t help but love this film, the nods towards yesteryear are there for all to see,with The Shaw Brothers veterans out in force, and the way that each character is presented by Zooming in to a freeze frame and announcing the character on screen, its a classic I loved it.

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