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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
Original name: 精武風雲
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, resistance, undercover, master warrior, assassination, vengeance, dishonesty, state affairs, one man army, vigilantism, occupation, rivalry, presumed dead, righting the wronged, spy, kung fu fighting, kung fu classic, tough guy, one against many, murderer, heroes, graphic violence, cabaret, patriotism, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, pre world war two, 30s, 40s
Place: china, asia, shanghai

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Duration: 103 min.
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Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
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 5.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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