Once upon a time in China
During the end of the 19th century, China was threatened by colonial powers already having taken hold in Hong Kong and Macao, and kungfu master Wong Fei-Hung was forced to fight for his people against the invaders. At the same time, he is asked to protect Siu-Kwan, the daughter of a close friend of the family, who has recently returned from a longer stay in the West. The two falls in love, but in the conservative Chinese society of the time, their love is taboo. Once upon a time in China is considered one of the great classics from the era of Hong Kong cinema and was awarded several prizes at various film festivals in Hong Kong 1991-1992. Jet Li came to play the folk hero Wong Fei-Hung (based on a historical person) in two more films.