Fist of Fury

Jing wu men | Wei Lo | HK 1972 | 105 Min | 35mm
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Fr,25.09.▸23:00
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An international success for martial arts cinema, carved from historical material, fueled by heart-stopping fight choreography, and centered around Bruce Lee’s talent and charisma. Set in early twentieth-century Shanghai, Chen Zhen is devastated to find that his martial arts master and Chinese folk hero Huo Yuanjia has died. When members of a Japanese colonialist dojo insult the deceased, it’s time for the Fist of Fury to strike. While Bruce Lee was ultimately displeased that the movie leans (well, kicks and punches, rather) in a nationalist direction, it marked the first time we saw him in top form (with nunchucks, no less!). Legendary!

35mm print courtesy of the collection of the Austrian Film Museum.

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Wei Lo
(* 1918 in Jiangsu Province, China, †2020 in Hong Kong) was an actor and director, known for Jing wu men (1972) and Tang shan da xiong (1971), both with Bruce Lee, and Huang mian lao hu (1974) with Chuck Norris.
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Language OmeU
Cast Bruce Lee, Nora Miao
Writer Wei Lo
Editing Chang Yao Chung (aka Peter Cheung)
Cinematography Ching-Chu Chen

Screenings

Metro
Fr,25.09.▸23:00
Tickets kaufen