Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces’ (English, French and American) plundering of China.
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Rediscover Tsui Hark on a saturday night is, unexpectedly, what fairer could happen if we assign to the weekend the sense of leisure that was delivered to the domesticated bourgeoisie. An entertainment movie of the noblest beat, a millimeter staged choreography of gestures, bodies, frames and editing, a film ballet simultaneously naive and crafty. Rediscover this kind of Hong Kong cinema is an immense joy.