I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen anything quite like this produced in China. The video, a “Kung Fu FAQ” created by the digital marketing agency Flow Creative Studios – just in time for the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival – follows a Walter Mitty-type martial artist who fields questions such as “Can you break bricks?” and “Can you fly?” while repulsing unruly diners, a scornful girlfriend, and a band of thieving strongmen in the hutongs of Beijing. The eight-minute production (not counting the credits) starts slow, but stick with it as it builds toward a shocking and borderline horrifying climax. You’ll learn some things along the way, too, maybe.
For the record, the way to win a boss fight against an opponent who has a knife is to grab the nearest hand towel, wrap it around the wrist of the attacker, whip him around, kick him in the back of the knee, and then deliver a knock-out blow to the diaphragm… or die trying.
Written and produced by Alfred Hsing, directed and shot by Van Yang, featuring Wang Zhenwei, the star bully in Karate Kid (2010), wushu champions Alfred Hsing and Mei Han, and others. Filmed at 4 Corners in Beijing. Youku video for those in China after the jump.
(H/T Joanna Wong)