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Once Upon a Time in China Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Jacky Cheung, Yee Kwan Yan

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA is a movie directed by Tsui Hark in 1991. The film won the Hong Kong film Award of the year.
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Late XIXth century in China. Jet Li, a martial law teacher, organizes the civilian resistance against the foreign countries that slowly invade China and destroy its identity. He will have to face an american slaver, the local government and a Kung-Fu master who's sold his skills to the foreign forces. Can Kung-Fu win against bullets ?
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Civilian Resistance Combat acrobatics/martial arts?    -   Yes Kind of movie    -   traditional karate

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   guns    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   perforation--bullets

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