1h 39min | Action Comedy | Release Date: 8.07.2005
"Imagine a film in which Jackie Chan and Buster Keaton meet Quentin Tarantino and Bugs Bunny."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
The story transpires in 1930s Shanghai, where the notorious Axe Gang reigns supreme. The only parts of the city the Axes have ignored are the underprivileged sections - there's no profit in poverty. Thus, when Sing (Stephen Chow) arrives in Pigsty Alley, he can pretend to be a member of the Axe Gang without fear of running afoul of the real bad guys - or so he thinks. His impersonation doesn't work well, since no one is intimidated by him. Then, when some real Axe Gang members arrive, he finds himself in an awkward position. We soon learn, however, that Pigsty Alley is home to more than one kung fu master living incognito. And, when the Axe Gang brings violence to this little corner of Shanghai, the residents are more than capable of fighting back.
"Kung Fu Hustle" is a fast-paced action comedy filled with mind-blowing action-scenes. The film's star, director, co-writer and producer is Stephen Chow ("Shaolin Soccer"), one of the biggest stars of South-East Asia. Explosive fight scenes were choreographed by maestro Yuen Wo Ping ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", "The Matrix", "Kill Bill").
IN MANDARIN, WITH ESTONIAN AND RUSSIAN SUBTITLES.