The first kung fu film shot in mainland China, this 1979 feature explores the history of kung fu in the sixth century. A young peasant seeking revenge for the murder of his father becomes an apprentice monk in order to learn the martial art, which conflicts with the monks' philosophy. Zhang Xin Yan directed; with Li Lianjie (a champion member of the Beijing Martial Arts Team) and Jet Li (making his film debut). In Cantonese with subtitles. 111 min.
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