Donnie Yen will play Master Ip Man for the last time, in this fourth and final installment of the homonymous saga to the main character; the quartet of films based on the free style Wing Chun Kuen of the martial art Kung Fu, and in the life and work of the master of origin cantons Yip Man, creator and founder of the aforementioned style.
The tape was directed by Hong Kong director Wilson Yip; the direction was in charge of also the Asian Raymond Wong and the adaptation of script and creation of the story was the responsibility of Edmond Wong. This film was released on October 20, 2018, for the People's Republic of China, and dubbed in cantons and Mandarin.
The film has a small but excellent leading cast, starting with the world champion of wushu, actor, choreographer and free martial arts specialist, Donnie Yen, who gives life to the master Yip Man for the fourth time; next to the names such as that of Hongkong and Kung Fu professional Danny Chan Kwok-Kwan who plays the famous Asian Bruce Lee; the British actor Scott Adkins and Taiwanese actor and animator Vanness Wu also participate in important roles.
Master Ip Man must abandon his calm and peaceful Asian life and fly into American territory to control the situation caused by his most beloved student, Kung Fu expert Bruce Lee.
Bruce arrives in the city of San Francisco, in the state of California, where he establishes himself in the famous Chinatown, in which he decides to start a small Kung Fu school, in which members of the Asian community, but also Americans, can study If they wanted to.
Lee's decision caused great discomfort among the inhabitants and former Asian teachers within the community, to the point of wanting to prevent the inauguration of the Kung Fu school if the disciple of Ip Man does not retract on the fact of imparting ancient knowledge to people North American
That is why his teacher Ip Man, a man respected by all Eastern culture must travel to American soil to teach Bruce to earn the respect of his countrymen, and there is no better way than explaining his vision.
But not everything will be as simple as it seems, everyone will try to impose their criteria by force, and teacher and disciple must fight great battles with very strong and dangerous opponents.
As a curious fact we can contribute that the director Wilsom Yip, together with the writer Edmond Wong, already works in the construction of a spin-off of the tape, closing some cycles that were unfinished during the four deliveries, and thus, try to project some more to give continuity to this film genre that was left behind by the great productions of superheroes and science fiction.