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"Friend. Teacher. Protector."
  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 6.3  (3,510)

"Big Brother" is a 2018 Hong Kong action film directed by Kam Ka-wai and starring the legendary Donnie Yen, famed for his roles in the "Ip Man" franchise and the "Star Wars" series. The film follows Yen as he plays Henry Chen, a former soldier turned teacher, who takes up a post as a temporary teacher at a local high school in Hong Kong.

As Henry tries to adjust to his new job and the students, he quickly realizes that the school is filled with troubled teenagers, many of whom are in gangs and involved in criminal activities. Despite the challenges Henry faces, he is determined to make a difference and help his students turn their lives around.

Throughout the film, Henry forms a bond with three students in particular: Lee Ho-yeung (played by Brian Chan), Yip Yuen-chung (played by Joe Chen), and Lee Yin-choi (played by Lok Ming-kit). Lee is a troubled youth who has been bullied by his classmates since he was a child. Yip is a girl who has a difficult family life and has turned to drugs to cope. Lee Yin-choi is a bright student who comes from a wealthy family, but is pressured by his parents to achieve academic success.

As Henry bonds with the three students, he begins to uncover the root of their problems and helps them see a better path. He exposes them to a new way of thinking and inspires them to believe in themselves. However, he also faces numerous challenges from the school's administration, other teachers, and even the police. He is determined to help his students, but will Henry be able to make a real difference in their lives before it's too late?

"Big Brother" is a heart-warming film that tackles some serious issues plaguing today's schools, such as gang culture, bullying, drug addiction, and academic stress. The film highlights the importance of teachers who go beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of their students. Donnie Yen's portrayal of Henry Chen is both inspiring and touching, showing a man who is willing to risk everything to help his students succeed.

Apart from Yen's amazing performance, the film also features two other great actors. Joe Chen plays Yip Yuen-chung, a girl who feels deeply connected to Henry and is inspired by his teachings to change her ways. Ming-Kit Lok plays Lee Yin-choi, a brilliant student who is under immense pressure from his parents but ultimately finds solace in Henry's teachings.

The film builds up to an explosive finale, as a gang war breaks out between two rival groups just as Henry is teaching class. The students, inspired by Henry's teachings, risk their own lives to protect their classmates and stand up against the violence. The film's action sequences are well choreographed and remind viewers why Donnie Yen is one of the greatest action stars of his generation.

All in all, "Big Brother" is a thought-provoking and inspiring film that shows the importance of teachers who go beyond the classroom to make a real difference in their students' lives. The movie is a testament to Donnie Yen's brilliance as an actor and an action star, and is a must-watch for anyone who loves films that blend action, drama, and emotion.

Big Brother is a 2018 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    1 hr 41 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (3,510)