Gong Shou Dao

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Gong Shou Dao
Traditional功守道
Simplified功守道
MandarinGōng Shǒu Dào
Directed byWen Zhang
Produced byJet Li
Written byWen Zhang
StarringJack Ma
Jet Li
Donnie Yen
Wu Jing
Tony Jaa
Jacky Heung
Asashōryū Akinori
Zou Shiming
Natasha Liu Bordizzo
Production
company
Release date
  • 11 November 2017 (2017-11-11) (China)
Running time
20 minutes
CountryChina
LanguageMandarin

Gong Shou Dao (Chinese: 功守道) is a 2017 Chinese kung fu short film directed by Wen Zhang and produced by Jet Li.[1] The film stars Jack Ma, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Wu Jing, Tony Jaa, Jacky Heung, Asashōryū Akinori, Zou Shiming, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo. The film was released on November 11, 2017, during the Double 11 Shopping Carnival.[2]

Plot[edit]

One day, Master Ma is walking down the street, suddenly he sees the words "Huashan Sect" (华山派) hiding between the green grass. He closes his eyes and hence the duel with different martial arts masters begins.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Wen Zhang was hired as the director.[3] Yuen Woo-ping, Sammo Hung and Ching Siu-tung were hired as choreographers. The film is Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma's debut.[4]

Music[edit]

The theme song Feng Qing Yang (《风清扬》) is sung by singer Faye Wong and Jack Ma. The song’s title Feng Qing Yang is the name of a top martial artist in another one of Louis Cha's wuxia novels, The Smiling, Proud Wanderer.

Release[edit]

On October 28, 2017, Jack Ma released a poster in his Sina Weibo.[5] The movie was released in China on November 11, 2017 and was watched 170 million times online in a couple months, according to Alibaba.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "功守道:2017年马云主演的微电影".
  2. ^ 马云主演《功守道》:只有20分钟 双十一晚会放精华版. ifeng (in Chinese). 2017-11-01.
  3. ^ DRAGON LIN (2017-11-04). "10 facts about Jack Ma and Jet Li's 'GSD'". asianmoviepulse.
  4. ^ "Alibaba's Jack Ma to star in short kung fu film". Chinadaily. 2017-11-01.
  5. ^ 《功守道》武术指导三人组:地球最高水平. ifeng (in Chinese). 2017-10-29.
  6. ^ "Alibaba's Jack Ma to star in his own martial arts movie". The Irish Times. Retrieved 6 March 2018.

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