The old school-style kung fu genre is given a cracking contemporary makeover in Gallants, released on DVD by MVM on 25th July 2011, a "witty, hilarious, intelligent" (Twitch) action-comedy and "an admirable homage to an old genre delivered with the best of spirits" (Time Out, Hong Kong), "which captures the spirit of the old Shaw Brothers films" (Sound On Sight).
Co-directed by Derek Kwok (The Moss; The Pye-Dog) and Clement Cheng (his feature debut) and boasting a remarkable cast of acting talent that includes Teddy Robin (Twin Dragons), Wong You Nam (Ip Man), Jia Xiao Chen (All's Well Ends Well 2011), MC Jin (2 Fast 2 Furious), Li Hai Tao (Vengeance; Triangle; Breaking News), Law Wing Cheong (Vengeance; Election) and legendary Hong Kong cinema veterans Leung Siu Lung (Kung Fu Hustle; Broken Oath), Chan Koon Tai (Dragon Tiger Gate; Born To Fight), Susan Shaw (The Mysterious Lady Killer), Chan Wai Man (Mr. Vampire), Li Ka (The Millionaires Express) and Turbo Law (Five Deadly Venoms), the film was the deserved winner of the Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Teddy Robin), Best Supporting Actress (Susan Shaw) and Best Original Film Score accolades at the 2011 Hong Kong Film Awards.
When legendary kung fu master Law Sun (Teddy Robin) unexpectedly awakes from a 30-year coma he discovers that his once celebrated martial arts school has become a teahouse and is now under threat from a takeover bid by his former rival. Aided by his now middle-aged apprentices, Dragon (Chan Koon Tai) and Tiger (Leung Siu Lung) and an unlikely hero in the form of the nerdy estate agent tasked with progressing the takeover, Master Law sets about training a rag-tag band of fighters to compete in a forthcoming martial arts tournament. Winning the prize could safeguard all their futures, but anything less would mean a certain end for the both the school and for Master Law's reputation.
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