A dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee.
It revolves around Bruce Lee’s life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong until he sets off for the USA and conquers the world at the age of 18 with only US$100 in his pocket.
As a young man, Bruce Lee was a rebel who was always engaging in street fights with his buddies, Kong and Unicorn. Invincible as a street fighter, Bruce’s romantic escapades are not as smooth and successful. He is head over heels in love with Mandy only to realize his mate Kong shares the same passion. Meanwhile, another girl Monique has a crush on him. Against his father’s wishes, Bruce studies the Wing Chun martial arts style instead of Tai-chi and tastes his first “public” triumph by knocking out a Caucasian boxer at a tournament with his kung-fu skills. On the eve of his triumph, he learns that Kong has become a drug addict and decides to rumble the drug lord’s den together with Unicorn. This renders him the target of both the triads and corrupted cops who want him in jail. To save his life, Lee’s father has no choice but to send him off to San Francisco to pursue his studies. And the rest is history…
Bruce Lee, My Brother is a fitting tribute about the early life of Bruce Lee, hitting the mark on famous milestones in his life, and showing his character not as the superstar to be, but the down to earth and fiercely loyal friend, brother and son he was known to all those close to him.
Hong Kong Film Awards
2011 – Nominated Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor – Tony Leung Ka Fai
Best Art Direction – Silver Cheung
Best Costume & Make Up Design – Stanley Cheung
Best New Performer – Hanjin Tan