Bodyguards and Assassins (Shi yue wei cheng)
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Bodyguards and Assassins (Shi yue wei cheng)
Donnie Yen and MMA fighter Cung Le star in this gripping martial arts blockbuster set in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong in 1905. The revolutionary movement has spread throughout China, but the corrupt Qing dynasty will do anything to hold on to its power. As Sun Yat-Sen prepares for a historic meeting that will shape the future of the country, a motley crew of men and women are entrusted to protect him from a group of deadly assassins who will stop at nothing to kill him. Winner of eight Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film, and featuring an hour-long battle sequence unlike… More

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"For Occidental eyes, 'Bodyguards and Assassins' is more of a playful recreation of history than anything else."
‑ John Esther, UR Chicago Magazine
"A group of politically active citizens led a campaign to protect revolutionary leader Dr. Sun Wen from Qing assassins. That means I get to see Asian dudes kick each other."
‑ Fred Topel, Screen Junkies
"With its stirring dramas, riveting suspense and engaging performances, Bodyguards and Assassins focuses on a tiny moment in time to suggest that we are all in fact part of an ongoing revolution."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
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