Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Kung Fu Hustle - 功夫
Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) is a 2004 film out of Hong Kong. The movie stars Stephen Chow and launched the career of Eva Huang.
Stephen Chow plays a loser named Sing. Trying to get through life, he joins the Axe Gang to make ends meet.
But little does he know that the kung Fu manuals that he's been reading since childhood are real and has given him the foundations of real kung fu.
The movie was so hyped from the success of Shaolin Soccer. The movie was a smash hit around the world and solidified Stephen Chow as an international super star. Eva Huang's career took off from here too, even though she doesn't show up much.
The title in Chinese is really just "Kung Fu" and Stephen Chow has in the past express confusion to the addition of "Hustle" to the title. I do too.