Painted Faces

1988 [CN]

Action / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright100%
IMDb Rating7.210517

martial arts

Plot summary

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Jackie Chan Photo
Jackie Chan as Himself
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung Photo
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung as Master Yu
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923.94 MB
Chinese 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 52 min
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1.77 GB
Chinese 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 52 min
P/S 1 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by RosanaBotafogo8 / 10

Very good... Beautiful, colorful, sad, great production...

Rigid, aggressive, abusive, but then we see that even in the face of so many demands they have a deep love for these children, an unusual harshness, based on the life of Master Yu, and Jackie Chan in "Nose"... Beautiful, colorful, sad, great production...

Reviewed by wesseldj-4858110 / 10

The metaphorical turtle was a stroke of genius!

This is a hidden GEM! Don't know why this movie isn't much more talked about internationally.

The movie gives us a glimpse of the life in a traditional Beijing Opera training school, that Jackie Chan in some interviews always have talked about he grew up in. This particular school and teacher have produced Hongkongs most well acclaimed action superstars and movie directors that have shaped the industry for over a decade.

It's a wonderful time piece and takes us into the 1960ties nostalgic Hongkong which was beautifully put on film. The atmosphere of that time was captured splendidly. You cant get more authentic chinese Hongkong culture than this!

The child actors are endearing and you can feel the brotherhood amongst them and the hardships they had to endure for fame and fortune, aswell as the growing pains of being kids.

Sammo Hung himself as the master teacher did a good job of portraying the sometimes harsh teacher but with his heart in the right place.

That same teacher that learnt to let go of the turtle which represented his students, that lead to the birth of Hongkong most well known action superstars!

Reviewed by the_cheese_2310 / 10

The story of Sammo Hung growing up in the Chinese Opera.

This is NOT a Sammo Hung action movie. See it anyways. This is the story of a Chinese opera troop and their harsh master (played by Sammo). The troop in question is the one that produced such greats as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao. There is very little action in this movie, it is a drama. Sammo plays a VERY hard teacher, but he conveys a level of love for his pupils that makes his harsh treatment of them seem very difficult on him. This is Sammo's best drama. It is a coming of age tale, a biography, and a very moving film.

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