Ip Man (traditional Chinese: ??; simplified Chinese: ??; pinyin: Yè Wèn) is a 2008 Hong Kong semi-biographical martial arts film that is based on the life of Ip Man, the celebrated martial arts master of Bruce Lee, and the first to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun openly. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung. Ip's two sons, Ip Chun and Ip Ching, along with several Wing Chun practitioners also appear in the film. The supporting cast includes Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Lam Ka-Tung, Xing Yu and Japanese actor Hiroyuki Ikeuchi.
Ip Man is the first film to be based on the life of the martial artist. After a first attempt to portray Ip's life on screen resulted in the project being abandoned, producer Raymond Wong developed his own film with full consent from Ip's sons, and had filmmakers head to Foshan, to research Master Ip's life. Ip Chun, Ip Man's eldest son, served as a consultant for the film. Principal photography for Ip Man took place in Shanghai, which was used to architecturally recreate Foshan. Ip Man was released in Hong Kong on 18 December 2008,  receiving widespread acclaim from both critics and audiences. Following its critical and commercial success, Ip Man was nominated for 12 Hong Kong Film Awards, winning awards for Best Picture and Best Action Choreography. A sequel to the film is currently in development, slated for a 2010 theatrical release.
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