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Bruce Lee, My Brother

Bruce Lee, My Brother
Traditional 李小龍
Simplified 李小龙
Mandarin Lǐ Xiǎolóng
Cantonese Lei5 Siu2 Lung4
Directed by Raymond Yip
Manfred Wong
Produced by Robert Lee
Manfred Wong
Lorraine Ho
Screenplay by Manfred Wong
Story by Robert Lee
Starring Aarif Rahman
Tony Leung Ka-fai
Christy Chung
Narrated by Robert Lee
Music by Chan Kwong-wing
Cinematography Jason Kwan
Edited by Azrael Chung
Shirley Yip
Production
company
Media Asia Films
Shanghai TV Media
Beijing Antaeus Film
Beijing Meng Ze Culture & Media
J' Star Group
J.A. Media
Distributed by Media Asia Distributions
Release dates
  • 25 November 2010 (2010-11-25)
Running time 129 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Budget $4.5 million[1]

Bruce Lee, My Brother (Chinese: 李小龍, also known in the United Kingdom as Young Bruce Lee) is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts drama film directed by Raymond Yip, and also written, produced and directed by Manfred Wong, and also storied, produced and narrated by Bruce Lee's real life younger brother, Robert Lee, and starring Aarif Rahman as Bruce Lee and Tony Leung Ka-fai and Christy Chung as Bruce Lee's parents. The film is based on the life of Bruce Lee in his teenage years to part of his adult years.[2]

Plot

Bruce Lee, My Brother is a dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee. Based directly from the book "Memories of Lee Siu Loong", which is authored by Lee's siblings (Phoebe, Robert, Agnes and Peter),[3][4] it revolves around Bruce Lee's life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong before he sets off for the USA and conquers the world at the age of 18 with only US$102 in his pocket.

As a young man, Bruce grew up in an affluent family. Entering the film industry at an early age, he gained fame as a child actor. Outside the home and studio, he was rebellious; he spent time engaging in street fights, dancing with lady friends, and hanging with his buddies, Kong and Unicorn, the latter a fellow child actor who would later appear in Fist of Fury and Way of the Dragon. Invincible as he is as a street fighter, Bruce's romantic escapades are not as smooth and successful. He is head-over-heels in love with Pearl, only to realize his mate Kong shares the same passion. At a cha-cha dancing tournament, Kong tells Bruce his intentions of leaving Pearl so Bruce himself can have her, damaging their friendship. Bruce is unable to come to terms with Kong.

Against his father's wishes, Bruce studies the Wing Chun martial arts style instead of Tai-chi and tastes his first public triumph at a tournament with his kung fu skills. On the eve of his triumph, he learns that Kong has become a drug addict. The same boxer whom Bruce defeated at the ring informs him of his whereabouts. Bruce rumbles the drug lord's den together with Unicorn to rescue Kong, but the drug dealers confront them. Their actions cause a massive chase sequence; although Bruce and his friends survive, Kong would later die from his drug overdose. Bruce himself became the target of both the Triads and corrupted cops who want him in jail. To save his life, Bruce's father has no choice but to send him off to San Francisco, California.

Cast

Awards and nominations

30th Hong Kong Film Awards

  • Nominated: Best Actor (Tony Leung)
  • Nominated: Best New Performer (Hanjin Tang)[6]

References

  1. ^ "Leung, Chung join cast of Bruce Lee, My Brother".  
  2. ^ "Bruce Lee film no match for the Hollywood heavyweights". London:  
  3. ^ http://www.cityonfire.com/robert-lee-interview/
  4. ^ http://www.beyondhollywood.com/bruce-lee-my-brother-2010-movie-review/
  5. ^ "'"`Aarif Lee: 'I don't look like Bruce Lee.  
  6. ^ "30th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards - nominations". chinokino.com. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 

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