Original name: 精武英雄
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa.
exciting, serious, breathtaking, rough, realistic, intense, suspenseful, stylized, tense, brutal ...
martial arts, vengeance, kung fu, sword fight, brutality, violence, fight scenes, death, master warrior, mentor, revenge, uninhibited rivalry, culture clash, storytelling, violent, childhood, ninja, weapons, gunfight, good versus evil, dark hero, sacrifice, life & death, transformation, runaway ...
1930s, 20th century, 30s
china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo