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A rotoscope-animated modern-day Cinderella story set in the underbelly of New York's Chinatown.

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Ye Xian
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Hasidic Customer (as Henry Russell)
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A rotoscope-animated modern-day Cinderella story set in the underbelly of New York's Chinatown.

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Surprising beauty
30 January 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

its old story but good. sad, funny, romance. i expect look of 'scanner darkly' but year of the fish is different, in my opinion prettier and the more interesting. not a perfect film but i like a lot. its fun to see chinatown neighborhood of new york city in this way, and characters are interesting and play well. my favorite character was the grandmother of johnny, who is incredibly sweet and generous. i wish there were more of her in the story. both lead actors are good and also the witch character too. one more thing i liked was the music that touched my heart. story is simple one but it still moves and surprises because we don't know exactly what to expect at each moment.


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