DIRECTOR: CHAPMAN TO
“Mari Hirakawa is the daughter of a Karate coach. Since her childhood, she
has esented Karate–her only wish to one day sell the dojo. But following
his death, she discovers that half of the dojo has been left to one of his
pupils, Chan Keung (Chapman To). The two clash, but Chan has a unique
proposition: if Mari is able to win a match in a martial arts competition, he
will give her his share of the property…”*
Of the movies that I have seen, “The Empty Hands” is a must see!
I did not have expectations, and that is the best way to go into this movie. This movie follows the life of two individuals and how they grew apart, and back together.
This movie teaches us about life lessons (such as: just because you got beat, does not mean you should give up). This movie to me was inspiring, comparatively to a female rocky (especially in her attempt to get back in the ring).
I liked how it the movie expressed the struggles, the hurt of losing someone. This movie did an excellent job of “an unlikely hero” becomes, not the hero we expect, but the hero that they (the school girl, and Mari) need.
My rating for this movie 5/5 stars! Must see!
This movie was amazing and you have to see it for yourself. I just hope it motivates you as much as it did me.
*Synopsis from https://www.dropbox.com/s/kc6twvxmmmhrjgu/HIFF_2018-program%20guide-PDF%20Download.pdf?dl=0