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The Grandmaster

Yut doi jung si | 一代宗师

Geregisseerd door Wong Kar-wai
Hongkong SAR van China, China, 2013
Actie, Drama, Biografie

Samenvatting

De film vertelt het leven van de Wing Chun grootmeester Ip Man. Het begint in de jaren ’30 in Foshan en gaat verder met zijn vlucht naar Hong Kong na de Tweede Chinees-Japanse Oorlog, tot aan de gebeurtenissen die hebben geleid tot zijn dood.

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The Grandmaster Geregisseerd door Wong Kar-wai

Prijzen & Festivals

Academy Awards

2014 | 2 nominaties waaronder: Best Achievement in Cinematography

Village Voice Film Poll

2013 | Genomineerde: Best Supporting Actress

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 | Genomineerde: Best Cinematography

The Grandmaster perhaps earns the dubious honour of being the first martial arts movie that comes across as completely non-violent, like Wong didn’t view the cause or effect of the various altercations as demonstrations of power and dominance. It’s as if the various styles are modes of articulation and this is a movie about discourse of a more primal variety. It’s not a kick-ass action movie, but it’s still very strange and beautiful in its own idiosyncratic way.
December 04, 2014
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Wong is the modern auteurist’s dreamtime superhero, and what he’s done here… is convert the martial arts saga, with its strange hierarchal struggles and ideas of honor and repetitious matches, into an imagistic opera, a roaring aria of Wongian rue and mourning. None of the epic and wickedly shot-and-cut battle scenes matter in the story so much as a single coat button, representing, as so many innocent but totemic objects do in Wong, a heartbreaking as gorgeous as falling snow.
November 21, 2013
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This utterly sensorial kaleidoscope, this irregular and oneiric fable, savagely jumps in many directions and follows many different devices. The storytelling is layered, blending – as usual in the work of this poet-director – small islands of marvelously spectacular entities with some (epic) historical events, and speeding up to the vertiginous from dreamy slowness.
September 27, 2013
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