Bruce Lee, My Brother

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Bruce Lee, My Brother
Bruce Lee, My Brother poster.jpg
Traditional李小龍
Simplified李小龙
MandarinLǐ Xiǎolóng
CantoneseLei5 Siu2 Lung4
Directed byRaymond Yip
Manfred Wong
Produced byRobert Lee
Manfred Wong
Lorraine Ho
Screenplay byManfred Wong
Story byRobert Lee
StarringTony Leung
Christy Chung
Aarif Lee
Narrated byRobert Lee
Music byChan Kwong-wing
CinematographyJason Kwan
Edited byAzrael Chung
Shirley Yip
Production
company
Media Asia Films
Shanghai TV Media
Beijing Antaeus Film
Beijing Meng Ze Culture & Media
J' Star Group
Masterpiece Films
Distributed byMedia Asia Distributions
Release date
  • 25 November 2010 (2010-11-25)
Running time
129 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese
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. Starring Aarif Lee as Lee, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Christy Chung as 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[edit]

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 against a boxer, whom immediately seeks a rematch. Tasting victory again, Bruce learns from his opponent that Kong has become a drug addict and infiltrates the drug lord's den together with Unicorn to rescue Kong, but the drug dealers confront them. Their actions lead to a long chase; although Bruce and his friends survive, Kong would later die trying to save his friends. Bruce himself becomes 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[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Accolades
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
30th Hong Kong Film Awards[6] Best Actor Tony Leung Ka-fai Nominated
Best New Performer Hanjin Tang Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leung, Chung join cast of Bruce Lee, My Brother". Screen Daily. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Bruce Lee film no match for the Hollywood heavyweights". London: Independent. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  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'". CNN. Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  6. ^ "30th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards - nominations". chinokino.com. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011.

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