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The Boxer from Shantung + Intro

With The Boxer from Shantung legendary Shaw Brothers director Chang Cheh infuses a classic crime tale with his own inimitable Shaw Brothers’ style martial arts mayhem. By the power of his fists Chan Koon-tai’s simple labourer rises to become a fearsome enforcer for a criminal gang in pre-World War II Shanghai. The Boxer from Shantung remains a powerful crime film as well as a landmark martial arts drama.

 

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This screening is introduced by Andy Willis, season curator and Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford.