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A good Jet Li movie. He stars as (really!) Fong Sai Yuk, a youth in an old Chinese village. It's a comedy/drama, and the plot twists are too numerous for me to attempt summarizing here, but suffice to say it's got lots of great wire fu and typically awesome fight choreography. If you like Jet Li, you owe it to yourself to see this movie.

Also, the leading lady character is named Ting Ting, and is chou-cute.

This movie is most notable for a scene relatively early on in which a set of exhibition matches is played with the rule that the person who touches the ground first loses. This starts out on a multi-level platform, and gets especially cool when it moves onto the heads of the surrounding crowd. This scene is one of the most interesting fight sequences around, and is worth the price of the DVD (which, in America, sells as Jet Li's The Legend) for a fan of cool fight scenes. The rest of the movie is good, and the humor is extremely well-done, but that one scene just made it for me.

Incidentally, Fong Sai Yuk is also a card in the trading card game Shadowfist.

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