Jackie Chan: Building an Icon 52' by Antoine Coursat


Actor, stuntman, director, screenwriter but also singer and a formidable businessman, in 45 years of career Jackie Chan has become a true pop icon. After shooting in nearly two hundred films, he has managed to reconcile fans of genre films and Hollywood majors, while bringing Asian and Western cinemas closer together.
Thanks to extracts of his films, archive footage (interviews, photos, posters, press articles) and an offbeat approach inspired by the visual codes of the golden age of kung fu films, this film looks back at the making of a popular hero who has become the symbol of China, and that of a whole continent.


Direction: Antoine Coursat

Production: Bonum Productions & ZED for ARTE France

Delivery: Spring 2021

Genre: Art & Culture

Available versions: French, English