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The Final Master

Shi Fu

China | 2015 | 109 minutes | Xu Haofeng

A Wing Chun master must singlehandedly take on a town full of martial-arts schools jockeying for dominance through realistic, bone-crunching hand-to-hand combat in this action-packed film from the writer of Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster.

Schedule
May 28, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
6:00 PM Date has passed

Director Haofeng Xu, Prod Dongqiu Chen, Xiaofeng Hu, Xia Li, Asst Dir Junfeng Xu scheduled to attend

May 29, 2016
Shoreline Community College Theater  
6:30 PM Date has passed

Director Haofeng Xu, Prod Dongqiu Chen, Xiaofeng Hu, Xia Li, Asst Dir Junfeng Xu scheduled to attend

May 30, 2016
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center  
5:30 PM Date has passed
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The city of Tianjin is considered the birthplace of martial arts in northern China. On the eve of World War II, Chen (Liao Fan, Black Coal, Thin Ice, SIFF 2015), a skilled expert in the southern China-based martial-arts form Wing Chun, comes to Tianjin intending to open a school to keep the promise he made to his late master. The local masters of the eight martial-arts schools, however, are openly opposed to his plan, so with no other recourse, Chen secretly challenges the masters to prove the power of his skills. But what Chen doesn't realize is he's being turned into a pawn in the schools' struggle for supreme dominance. Chen will have to kick ass, break faces, and shatter multiple bones not only to keep his dream alive, but just to stay alive. Based on the bestseller by director Xu Haofeng (screenwriter of Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster), The Final Master delivers the ass-busting, knuckle-crunching goods that prove who the real master is.

Director Biography
Haofeng Xu is a writer, scriptwriter, and director who was born in Beijing in 1973. He won the Hong Kong Film Awards for "The Best Script Writer" in 2014 for his film The Grandmaster, which he also directed. The Final Master is based on his own award-winning book.

Sponsored by China Stars, WASA North America Group, Hainan Airlines

Director: Xu Haofeng
Principal Cast: Liao Fan, Song Jia, Jiang Wenli, Jin Shijie, Song Yang
Premier Status: North American Premiere
Country: China
Year: 2015
Running Time: 109 minutes
Producer: Lou Xiaoxi, Zhang Li, Hu Xiaofeng, Lisa Li
Screenplay: Xu Haofeng
Cinematographers: Wang Tianlin
Editors: Xu Haofeng, He Sisi
Music: An Wei
Website: Official Film Website
Awards: Golden Horse Film Festival 2015 (Best Action Choreography)
Filmography: Judge Archer (2012); The Sword Identity (2011)
Language: Chinese
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
US Distributor: United Entertainment Partners
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