Once Upon a Time in China V

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Once Upon a Time in China V
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Film poster
Traditional 黃飛鴻之五龍城殲霸
Simplified 黄飞鸿之五龙城歼霸
Mandarin Huáng Fēihǒng Zhī Wǔ Lóng Chéng Jiān Bà
Cantonese Wong4 Fei1-hung4 Zi1 Ng5 Lung4 Sing4 Cim1 Baa3
Directed by Tsui Hark
Produced by Tsui Hark
Ng See-yuen
Written by Tsui Hark
Lau Daai-muk
Lam Kee-to
Starring Vincent Zhao
Rosamund Kwan
Max Mok
Music by Tsui Hark
Cinematography Ko Chiu-Lam
Derek Wan
Peter Pau Tak-Hai
Tom Lau
Ardy Lam
Edited by Marco Mak
Production
company
Film Workshop
Paragon Films Ltd.
Distributed by Golden Harvest
Release dates
  • 17 November 1994 (1994-11-17)
Running time 101 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Mandarin
Box office HK$4,902,426.00[1]

Once Upon a Time in China V is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts action film written and directed by Tsui Hark. The film is the fifth installment in the Once Upon a Time in China film series, with Vincent Zhao reprising his role as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung, since taking over the character from Jet Li in Once Upon a Time in China IV. The film also saw the return of Hark as director (he only co-wrote and produced the fourth film) and of Rosamund Kwan as "13th Aunt", who was absent in the fourth film.

Plot[edit]

After the armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance occupy Beijing, the collapse of the Qing Dynasty is imminent. Wong Fei-hung and his companions return to Foshan in southern China and prepare to move to Hong Kong (then a British colony). In the meantime, Wong Fei-hung develops a love triangle with his romantic interests "13th Aunt" and "14th Aunt".

When they arrive at the port town, they see that the town is in a desolate state, as the authorities have fled with all the public funds, leaving the local army garrison without any money or food. The situation worsens with the presence of pirates, who terrorise the coast and seal off the sea route. Wong and his companions decide to form a local crime prevention force to deal with the threats, leading to three confrontations with the pirates and eventual victory for the protagonists. Wong and his family decide to settle in Hong Kong to help the local government maintain peace and security.

Cast[edit]

Box office[edit]

Despite receiving more positive reviews than Once Upon a Time in China IV, the fifth in the series performed poorly at the Hong Kong box office, grossing only HK$4,902,426.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b HKMDB

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