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THE PAPER TIGERS SET FOR UK RELEASE FROM 20 SEPTEMBER
"Hits all the right notes" FILM PULSE
"Captures the essence of all those golden martial arts films of the 80s and 90s" THN
"A natural crowd pleaser with a warm heart" EYE FOR FILM
“An impressive and warm debut” LOOPER
Altitude announce that the fantastically funny kung-fu comedy THE PAPER TIGERS is being released on altitude.film and other UK digital platforms from September 20th.
A delightful, hilarious and heartfelt comedy, THE PAPER TIGERS recalls indie hit Foot Fist Way, and plays out like a film version of the hit nostalgia sensation Cobra Kai. The leads - Alain Uy (True Detective), Ron Yuan (Mulan) and Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Undisputed 3), three worn out middle-aged men on a kung fu mission, are outstanding; the fight scenes are tremendous and thrilling; the laughs come thick and fast and often unexpectedly - and the film is a poignant meditation on remembering former glories, and trying to recapture them.
Writer director Quoc Bao Tran, making his feature debut, imbues the film with beautifully drawn characters and real emotion, and you’ll be itching to see THE PAPER TIGERS get back in shape and do their thing. They’re the most unlikely kung fu heroes you’ll ever see, and you’ll be rooting for them all the way to the end credits.
THE PAPER TIGERS will be the opening film at the Fighting Spirit Film Festival on 11th September, at the Stratford Picturehouse, London and be released on altitude.film and other digital platforms from 20 September.
SYNOPSIS: Three Kung Fu prodigies have grown into washed-up, middle-aged men, now one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. but when their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge his death.
THE PAPER TIGERS IS RELEASED ON DIGITAL ON 20th SEPTEMBER. WATCH IT AND FIND OUT MORE AT ALTITUDE.FILM.
For further information, please contact;
Mark Jones, Head of Publicity at Altitude
NOTES TO EDITORS
Altitude Media Group is the independent UK based studio led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson, comprising of Altitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Hamish Moseley, Altitude Factual with Managing Director Paul Sowerbutts and Altitude Television. In February 2020 US based investment group 30WEST took a significant minority stake in the group.
Since launching in 2013 Altitude Film Distribution have proudly supported talented filmmakers and given their films the dynamic and bold releases they deserve.
To date Altitude have championed over 100 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award winners, Moonlight, Rocks, Minari, 20 Feet From Stardom, Amy, I Am Not Your Negro and through to critically acclaimed The Florida Project, Diego Maradona, Lady Macbeth, Beast, The Rider, Whitney and more.
Altitude’s recent releases include Tina from directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, Alex Winter’s Zappa, Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan from director Julien Temple, Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged, Ladj Ly’s Academy-Award nominated Les Misérables, Nick Rowland’s critically acclaimed Calm With Horses, Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, Charlie Lightening and Gavin Fitzgerald’s Liam Gallagher: As It Was, A Private War starring Rosamund Pike, Jonah Hill’s Mid90s and Brian Welsh’s Beats. In September 2020 Altitude partnered with the WWF on the global event release of David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, which became the widest ever released documentary in the UK and Ireland.
Forthcoming releases include Victor Kossakovsky’s stunning Gunda, The Real Charlie Chaplin from BAFTA nominees Peter Middleton and James Spinney, Clio Barnard’s Ali & Ava, feature documentary Diana from Academy-Award nominee Ed Perkins, TIFF award-winning Night of the Kings from Philippe Lacôte, Stephen Kijak’s Rock Hudson: Accidental Activist and Ari Folman’s Where Is Anne Frank?
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