V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Taiji Yingxiong Jueqi

V' 13

Taiji Yingxiong Jueqi

Tai Chi Hero

Stephen Fung
Hongkong/China, 2012
102min, OmeU

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Taiji Yingxiong Jueqi

Stephen Fung
Hongkong/China, 2012
, 102min, OmeU

Actors: 
Jayden Yuan Xiaochao
Yang Luchan
Tony Leung Ka-fai
Master Chen
Angelababy
Chen Yuniang
Shu Qi
Mother Yang
Feng Shaofeng
Chen Zaiyang
Eddie Peng
Fang Zijing
Daniel Wu
Monk
Yuen Biao
Master Li
Contributors: 
Action-Director
Sammo Hung
Screenplay: 
Zhang Jialu
Cheng Hsiao-tse nach der Story von Chen Kuofu
Sound: 
Li Tao
Camera: 
Ngor Chi-kwan
Lai Yiu-fai
Du Jie
Editor: 
Cheng
Mathew Hui
Zhang Weili
Composer: 
Ishida Katsunori
Decoration: 
Yip Kam-tim
Costume: 
Liu Xuequn

Production: 
Diversion Pictures, Huayi Brothers, Taihe Inverstment, Shanghai Stone-Capital Culture Investment, Hunan Highland Culture Media Venture Partnership
World Sales: 
Huayi Brothers
Format: 
DCP
Color

The screening takes place in the night between Sat. Oct. 26th and Sun. Oct. 27th!

TAI CHI HERO is a relentlessly fun martial arts movie, with plenty of wire-work and split-screen action and every other trick in the book. It also manages to be a sequel to Fung’s concurrently-shot TAI CHI ZERO that is packed with volumes of backstory and mythos without ever getting too bogged down or making the stakes unclear. The film revels in its silliness, mocking the rules of its already-fanciful genre while playing along with them, such as setting fight scenes to Swedish death metal, or presenting the final series of battles like the levels of a video game, complete with an on-screen “Vs.” Because why not? Fung even manages the improbable feat making the stale and played-out concept of steampunk seem fresh and interesting. (Sherilyn Connelly)

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