By Antony SZETO, Dennis CHAN


Martial arts - Completed 2008

The art of combat has a new generation

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Martial arts
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Antony SZETO, Dennis CHAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ho-Leung LAU, Dennis CHAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jackie CHAN, John SHAM, Colette KOO (Hippopotamus Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Ten years ago, nine-year-old LI Yi (WANG Wenjie) and his younger brother LI Er (WANG Yachao) board a train under the watchful eyes of their father, LI Hui (Sammo HUNG). LI Hui is the teacher at a small town boarding school for wushu martial arts where they will spend the coming years.
      At the school, the brothers make a lifelong friendship with FONG Fong (WANG Fei), Xiao ZHANG (LIU Yongchen) and YANG Yauwu (LIU Fengchao). The five children immerse themselves in the discipline of martial arts. When they find a secret hideaway, they form their own gang called Jin Wu Men.
      Ten years pass swiftly. The five are now in their final year of college, each excelling in their chosen field of sanda kickboxing and wushu. With the competition to decide the selection of the provincial team approaching, the Jin Wu Men members work hard and expect to excel.
      Events take an unexpected turn when their paths cross with KE Le (TIE Nan) who heads a gang of kidnappers and organises underground fights. They foil one of his kidnapping plots, triggering KE Le's desire for revenge. LI Er is kidnapped together with other children.
      Faced with a real enemy who is out to kill them, LI Yi and YANG Yauwu have to transform their athletic abilities into real combat skills. A spectacular fight breaks out as the boys struggle for their lives and LI Hui reluctantly has to battle KE Le, who was once his student.
      The five classmates have faced their biggest enemy and now have to confront personal choices and inner challenges so as to realise their true dreams. As our five friends find their future, the secret hideaway is handed over to the next generation of dreamers ready to lead Jin Wu Men.