Pupil of the master

On a forehead Jan Luciana since the birth had a strange outgrowth which, on the one hand, allocated it with superabilities, and with another – gradually deprived of it vital forces. Gradually the outgrowth started to darken, and if not the wise doctor who has explained to the fellow that it needs to be switched to "softer" martial arts, life Luciana it would appear very short. Style suitable the young man is practised by masters from the village Chen Chia where Jan and goes. But inhabitants Chen Chia do not burn with the desire to open the secrets to the stranger – at first it should prove that it is worthy.

Pupil of the master

In the actor’s film debut «Forbidden nights» Stephen Fung played young hero Robin Shue – Liu Kanga from "Mortal Kombat"

Stephen Fung – one of those whom it is accepted to call by "mazhor". The son of the Hong Kong actress Juli Chi (acting in film from the cradle), it grew in an environment of the people connected with cinema, and for the first time appeared on the screen at the age of 14 years. Actively to act in film it began on reaching twenty years, and in the late nineties Jackie Chan who has taken it on one of leading roles in the producer project «Policemen of the future» paid attention to it. Having quickly turned into the pop idol, Fung, however, in it was not limited and engaged in direction – at first in short meter, and then (with the same Jackie Chan support) and in full, having put such pictures as «the Phoenix», «The rage house» and "Jump" Enters.

Pupil of the master

«The pupil of the master» – the first producer project of Diversion Pictures studio with which Stephen Fung and his friend, known actor Deniyel Wu (own "Protege", «Do not hurt to me heart»)

«The pupil of the master», however, the project the extremely ambitious even to measures of this "golden boy" to which, apparently, everything is given too easily. It is a hybrid of a classical usya-action with the futuristic paropanok, purely visually issued as if before us the next fighter from the cycle "Adrenaline". And, at once to estimate scale of confidence of Funga in the forces, it only the first part from the trilogy which breaks on the most interesting place.

Pupil of the master

To argue silly, the first half an hour «The pupil of the master» and the truth looks so that the mouth opens in itself: large-scale battle scenes already habitual on modern Chinese cinema are sounded by alternative "metal" and densely larded by visual "fishechka" of the most different sense – any inscriptions, icons, komiksny "bubbles" with abrupt exclamations comments. But gradually the understanding comes that the internal logic and system in all this is not present is not uniform integral stylistics, and a chaotic set of the entertainment "priyemchik" stuffed then, there, apparently, already a post factum. At all singularity of «The pupil of the master», feelings of intelligence of the events are not present – musical styles replace one another without any explanations, visual "ryushechka" that densely curtain the screen, for a long time it leave, and "hooliganism" with a plot (having already started a final caption, Fung suddenly "winds off" them back and starts one more drop scene), apparently, is not justified by anything, except one – desires to declare itself as about the big original.

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