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Wong Kar-Wai Picks a Fight in The Grandmasters Trailer

Is there anything better than a fight scene in the rain? (Well, besides a dance scene that kicks up plenty of water droplets itself … still feeling you at this late date, Step Up 3D!) That’s the rhetorical question asked by the teaser for Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmasters, a biopic of martial arts legend Ip Man. The teaser’s not in English, but it hardly matters; above all else, this is a stylish, full-on fight scene that’s an intriguing departure for Kar-Wai. (And not a My Blueberry Nights kind of departure, either.) What will happen to an auteur known for long shoots and finding the movie in the middle of production when he’s forced to direct a tightly-edited, choreographed fight film? That’s a conflict even more enticing than the battle in the clip.

Wong Kar-Wai Picks a Fight in The Grandmasters Trailer