Shaolin Girl

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Shaolin Girl
Shaolin Girl poster.jpg
Directed byKatsuyuki Motohiro
Produced byChikahiro Ando
Chihiro Kameyama
Yoshiaki Nakajima
Fuyuhiko Nishi
Hirotsugu Usui
Stephen Chow
Written byRika Sogo
Masashi Sogo
StarringKou Shibasaki
Toru Nakamura
Kitty Zhang Yuqi
Tin Kai Man
Lam Chi Chung
Takashi Okamura
Yosuke Eguchi
Miyuu Sawai
Music byYugo Kanno
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • 26 April 2008 (2008-04-26)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese/Cantonese/Mandarin
Box office$15,000,804[1]

Shaolin Girl (少林少女, shōrin shōjo) is a 2008 Japanese sports action comedy film inspired by the 2001 Hong Kong film Shaolin Soccer. Unlike the original film, the movie focuses on women's lacrosse. It starred Japanese actress Kou Shibasaki and Hong Kong actors Lam Chi Chung and Tin Kai Man return from the original film. The film was released in Japan on April 26, 2008. Stephen Chow, director and star in Shaolin Soccer, was the producer, but is not credited as writer or director.[2]

Plot[edit]

The film focuses on young Rin Sakurazawa, who, after having trained at the Shaolin Temple for 3000 days, returns to Japan to find her former dojo abandoned, and her former Shaolin master a cook at a local restaurant. Soon she is introduced to the fictional Seikan International University's Lacrosse Team. Meanwhile, the president of Seikan University, Yuichiro Oba, seems to be following a sinister objective.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

This film received lukewarm reviews.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/intl/?page=&id=_fGODFATHERSANDSON01
  2. ^ (in Chinese) Stephen Chow Consults for "Shaolin Girl" in Japan
  3. ^ "Blow the whistle on this kung-fu sports flick". Japan Times. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  4. ^ "SHAOLIN GIRL REVIEW". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2011-02-26.

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