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This is the latest big-budget kung-fu flick to bring together the best of Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. Directed by Teddy Chen, it features an all-star cast, including, among others, Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Fan Bingbing and pop princess Li Yuchun (in her first film role). A period piece set in turn-of-the century Hong Kong, the story revolves around a group of bodyguards trying to protect revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen from attacks on his life. The film’s trailer promises ‘a non-stop 60-minute kung fu scene’.

By Gissing Liu
Time Out Doha,

Bodyguards and Assassins

  • Duration: 139
  • Released: Thu, 01 Dec
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Teddy Chan
  • Stars: Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Xueqi Wang

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