Once Upon a Time in China II

Film, Action and adventure
Once Upon a Time in China II

Time Out says

Episode Two in Tsui Hark's project to do for late 19th century China what Sergio Leone did for the American West is a blast. This is the best action-adventure-comedy that Tsui has ever made, hence one of the year's most exhilarating entertainments. Young hero Wong Fei Hung travels from Hong Kong to Guangzhou in 1895 to attend a medical conference, and finds himself caught between Sun Yat-Sen's struggle to overthrow imperial rule and the hysterical xenophobia of the White Lotus Clan, a mystical 'boxer' sect. The entire film is a riff on East-West relations, and it implicitly questions China's present-day political competence and stability, but choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping's action set pieces are its true raison d'être.

By: TR


Release details

123 mins

Cast and crew

Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark, Hanson Chan, Carbon Cheung
Jet Li
Rosemond Kwan
Max Mok
Zhang Tielin
David Chiang
Yen Chi Tan
Xiong Xin Xin
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