When Huo, the grand master of a highly reputed kung-fu school, dies of illness, Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee), one of the master’s favourite students is deeply troubled. He is convinced that Huo was murdered by their Japanese rivals and sets off alone to obtain his own justice through vengeance and the force of his fists.
Fist of Fury consolidates the myth of Bruce Lee the superstar. In this film, where he takes control of the screen, the actor imposes the qualities that became the hallmark of his dazzling success: his steady unflinching gaze, his staggeringly powerful and concise movements, feline onomatopoeia and economy of words… With the actor’s magnetic presence, the combat scenes reveal a plasticity unprecedented in action cinema, where the whole rhythm relies on a single body. The film also proves that excessiveness can find positive expression and reach the heights of refinement.