• Film

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.

Release Details

  • Duration:123 mins

Cast and crew

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