If you think this is just another martial arts movie, think again. Ip Man is the story of renowned kung fu master Yip Man, perhaps best known for his famous student Bruce Lee. As well as being the first martial arts teacher to openly teach wing chun, he was also a hero during the second world war, fighting the Japanese. This movie describes how Yip fought his way from obscurity to redeem Foshan's honour against Japanese general Miura, played by the talented actor Hiroyuki Ikeuchi in his first international role. Unlike many kung fu movies, this is not just about how well the characters fight, but a stunning visual interpretation of what Chinese martial arts is really about. Donnie Yen plays Yip to perfection. His slender figure and suave manner make him more charming and endearing than most characters played by better internationally known kung fu stars such as Jackie Chan and Jet Li. As well as explaining Yip's life, lows and loves (including his wife, played by mainland model Lynn Hung), the film exposes the raw power of martial arts, and the bravery and dignity of the Chinese people during the war. Also watch out for the superb acting of TV star Gordon Lam Ka-tung as a Chinese policeman-turned-translator, who evokes sympathy despite his toadying characterisation.