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Year of the Fish (2007)

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

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Mrs. Su
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Johnny
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Auntie Yaga / Old Man / Foreman
An Nguyen ...
Ye Xian
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Sally Leung Bayer ...
Grandmother
Henry Russell Bergstein ...
Hasidic Customer (as Henry Russell)
Buzz Bovshow ...
Businessman #2
Esther Cheng ...
Salon Worker #3
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Shuk Yee
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Thug
Kim Dong ...
Salon Worker #5
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Salon Worker #7
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Seamstress #2
Anna Kim ...
Seamstress #1
Janet Lau ...
Salon Worker #8
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A rotoscope-animated modern-day Cinderella story set in the underbelly of New York's Chinatown.

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A modern American fairytale with more than one happy ending


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O Ano do Peixe  »

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Ode to Coral (aka: Shan Hu Song)
performed by Dai Huaxue, Qian Feng & Zhao Yunqing
courtesy of China Record Corporation
©2005
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Best of the Fest - a touching, moving painting...
23 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

This was the best film I saw at the Haifa Film Festival.

It is a "rotoscoped" movie, which means that it looks roughly like a moving painting. However this was accomplished, it is stunning to look at. Apparently it is based on an old Chinese folktale, but it's basically Cinderella set in Chinatown in New York City. However, despite the familiarity of the story, it is emotionally very powerful and had many in the audience in tears, myself included. The music in particular is very beautiful. It also does not shy from sexual issues and has moments of horror as well - not really for kids.

I recommend it highly as a unique film experience that many will appreciate.


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