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Tai Chi Hero

This fantastic sequel to Tai Chi Zero follows the larger-than-life adventures of Yang Luchan, who must use his fiancée's kung fu lessons to protect his family from an invading horde of steampunk soldiers.

Schedule
May 24, 2013
Friday
1:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
May 27, 2013
Monday
9:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed

Lu Chan, the hero of Tai Chi Zero, is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But as a result of helping save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang, the beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen (Tony Leung Ka-fai), agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It's only a formality, though-she is the teacher, and he is the student-a fact Yuniang makes clear with every lesson showcasing her superior prowess. This suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung fu skills but leaves him dumber each time he uses such powers. But when Grandmaster Chen's prodigal son returns, his reappearance invokes a curse on the town due to Lu Chan's presence. Meanwhile, Yunjang's scorned fiancé seeks his own revenge with the backing of the British east India Company. As with the previous installment of the trilogy, director Stephen Fung and legendary action choreographer Sammo Hung have created a steampunk-infused, kung fu throwdown that will knock you out of your seat.

Director Biography
The son of the famous Shaw Brothers actress Julie Sek Yin, Stephen Fung is a Chinese actor, singer, writer, and filmmaker. Fung lived his early years in the USA and graduated from the University of Michigan in Graphic Design while acting short parts in films. When he returned to Hong Kong, he formed the band Dry with Mark Lu. His first feature, Enter the Phoenix, was released in 2004.

Sponsored in part by Delta Air Lines, Snoqualmie Tobacco Company & Liquor Store

Director: Stephen Fung
Principal Cast: Tony Leung Ka-fai, Yuan Xiaochao, Angelababy, Eddie Peng, Feng Shaofeng
Country: China
Year: 2012
Running Time: 100 minutes
Producer: Wang Zhonglei, Chen Kuo-Fu, Zhang Dajun, Stephen Fung Tak-Lun, Daniel Wu
Screenplay: Chen Kuo-Fu
Cinematographers: Ngor Chi-kwan, Lai Yiu-fai, Du Jie
Editors: Cheng Hsiao-tse, Matthew Hui, Zhang Jialu, Zhang Weili
Music: Katsunori Ishida
Website: http://www.wellgousa.com/theatrical/tai-chi-hero
Filmography: Tai Chi 0 (2012); Jump (2009); House of Fury (2005); Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Yes
Format: BluRay
US Distributor: Well Go USA
International Sales: Huayi Brothers International
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