The work of international superstar Stephen Chow, “Kung Fu Hustle” is a humorous, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic set in early 1940s China. A bumbling thief named Sing (Chow) desires to be the toughest member of the dreaded gangster hit squad known as The Axe Gang, but to completely join the gang he has to commit murder. When Sing attempts to rob a crowded run-down apartment complex known as Pig Sty Alley, the locals begin to defend themselves with some high-flying kung fu skills, and a tiny war erupts between the local masters and the ax-wielding gang. After the gang busts the ancient kung fu king known as The Beast (Leung Siu Lung) out of jail, tensions reach a boiling point as Pig Sty Alley’s landlady (Yuen Qiu) leads an all-out attack against the gang and Sing discovers his true heroic fate.
Kung Fu Hustle set box-office records across Asia during its December 2004 release.
Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.
As always, Cine-Cena pairs food with the movie. For Kung Fu Hustle, the host is offer Shrimp Toast, Pork Cutlet over Handmade Noodles, a Fruit Cup plus a beer, soda or glass of wine for 120 pesos.
Note from Denis Larsen, the proprietor: “Please, please, please RSVP. At the last Cine-Cena we would have run out of food if José had not made extra food for the staff.”
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