The Big Boss (aka Fists of Fury)
Dir/ Scr: Lo Wei
Cast: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, Han Yingjie, Nora Miao
1971 / Colour / DCP / Cantonese / Chi & Eng Subtitles / 96min
Bruce Lee plays a Chinese immigrant who landed in Thailand and started working at an ice factory. He soon earned his reputation as the “big brother from China” fighting for justice when fellow Chinese immigrant workers were being exploited by the “Big Boss”. Mysterious disappearance of one factory worker after another led Lee to an investigation where he realised the factory is more than what it appears to be. With piercing glance and uncompromising fist fights of lightning speed, he confronted the boss with bare hands and improvised weapons like ice picks and knives. This is Bruce Lee’s first film upon return from the United States, and immediately established his position as kung-fu superstar and kicked off the legend of a national hero.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
Post-screening talk with Ka Ming
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