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Iron and Silk

Synopsis

Shirley Sun directed this charming martial arts movie based on Mark Salzman's book on his experiences teaching in China. Salzman plays a thinly disguised version of himself as Mark Franklin, a Western kung fu film-fanatic who travels to China to find spiritual enlightenment. Mark graduates from college as a Chinese culture major and gets a job teaching English at a small college in Hangzhou. His students are a group going by the name of "The Middle-Aged English Teachers." The Chinese government has...more

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