Bruce Lee, My Brother: A Thrilling Biopic, Based on the Memoirs of Robert Lee
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The last date listed for Bruce Lee, My Brother was Tuesday May 31, 2011 / 9:00pm.
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- The short film <a target="_blank" href="http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44652&FID=206"><em>Recycle Fu</em></a> will be screened before this film.
While his time in Seattle proved to be a formative chapter in Bruce Lee’s life, his childhood and rebellious adolescence in Hong Kong provide the material for this thrilling biopic, based on the memoir of his younger brother Robert. The son of a successful actor, Lee shot to fame at the age of nine by starring in such Hong Kong films as The Kid, where he earned his nickname “Little Dragon,” which he would use throughout the rest of his career. But as his days of childhood stardom waned with the onset of adolescence, Lee became increasingly involved in street fights, petty crime, and vandalism, putting him at odds with his strict father (marvelously portrayed by Hong Kong superstar Tony Leung Ka Fai). Despite his brazen street reputation, Lee’s romantic escapades were far less spectacular, as shown by his inability to act upon his growing infatuation with Pearl, his best friend Kong’s girl. However, when Kong runs afoul of the local drug lord, Lee’s decision to rescue him will forever alter his own destiny. With panoramic flair, co-directors Wilson Yip and Manfred Wong create a fun, exciting, and insightful portrait of the world’s most beloved martial artist.
In 1995, Manfred Wong formed a partnership with director-cinematographer Wai-keung Lau and writer-producer-director Jing Wong to establish B.O.B. & Partners Co. Ltd., the creative team most noted for its creation of the very successful Young and Dangerous series, the first of which established box-office breaking success. In 2010, he partnered with director Raymond Wip to direct Bruce Lee, My Brother.