Year: 2010
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Vincent Zhao, Zhou Xun, Andy On, Guo Xiaodong, Jay Chou, Michelle Yeoh, Feng Xiaogang, Yan Ni, David Carradine, Will Liu, Jiang Luxia, Leung Ka Yan, Gordon Liu, Jacky Heung, Cung Lee
Director: Yuen Woo-Ping
Country: China
Language: Mandarin (English subtitles)
UK: 115 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong bloody violence
UK Release Date: 24 September 2010 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 25 October 2010


True Legend is the extraordinary journey of a man, a martial arts hero, whose greatest dream is to create a unique school of martial arts.

All his life, Su Can has been pursuing the summit of martial arts. There are two things he holds dearest to his heart: the dream of creating a unique kind of martial art that will pass on to generations; and his beloved wife. Su has a happy family and his wife is the joy of his life. But owing to a twist of fate and his own stubbornness, Su’s perfect life begins to fall desperately apart.

On the surface Su now appears as a crazy beggar getting drunk every day. He wanders from town to town, becoming a man without any purpose in the eyes of others. But all through his spiritual exile, his dream for the highest peak in martial arts is still alive. The harsh conditions of life have not dampened his determination to perfect his skills. He conjures up scenes where he combats the legendary God of Wushu with whom he refines his skills and achieves a peace of mind.

Meanwhile, the Heilongjiang Province where Su resides falls under foreigners’ rule. One day a crisis happens that threatens the life of his young son " the only person Su still cares about and his last remnant of human hope. At the critical moment, the flame of life is re-ignited in Su. He lets out the utmost strength that has lay dormant in him during his devastated time, and it becomes the strongest school of fists that the martial arts world has ever known.

Thus is the story of Su Can and the famous “Drunken Fist” based on a real-life hero. True Legend is directed by Yuen Woo-Ping, who choreographed the brilliant action sequences of Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2, The Matrix series and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. True Legend is set to amaze kung fu fans once again as the peak of Chinese martial arts in movies.