It tells the story of a duck man Lin and his adopted daughter Hsiao-yue. Hsiao-yue know nothing about her real descent, which Lin have been keeping secret from her. But one day, someone appear and change her life..

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews
4 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Gianni is a retiree who has become invisible to most everyone around him. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life.

Director: Gianni Di Gregorio
Stars: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Alfonso Santagata
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake
Giant (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A chronicle of a supermarket security guard's obsession with a late-shift janitor.

Director: Adrián Biniez
Stars: Horacio Camandule, Leonor Svarcas, Ignacio Alcuri
Framed (1947)
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes.

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan
Tatli nigar (1978)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Orhan Aksoy
Stars: Türkan Soray, Bulut Aras, Erol Tas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Teresa Prata
Stars: Nick Lauro Teresa, Aladino Jasse, Ernesto Lemos Macuacua
The Gangster (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.

Director: Gordon Wiles
Stars: Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring
Le Sauvage (1975)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Caracas, Venezuela. Just after her engagement with Vittorio, Nelly runs away from him. As he pursued her, she looks for help to Martin, a French middle-aged man she met by accident. He ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Stars: Yves Montand, Catherine Deneuve, Luigi Vannucchi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the drought areas of Northeastern of Brazil, groups of migrants move trying to find better place to live, at least with water. Some of them go to Recife, to get a vessel to Santos ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Stars: Margarida Cardoso, Cacilda Lanuza, Ruy Saraiva
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A hairdresser who has lost her hair to cancer finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Molly Blixt Egelind
El retrato (1947)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Carlos Schlieper
Stars: Francisco Barletta, Alberto Bello, Héctor Calcaño
Novgorodtsy (1943)
Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Boris Barnet
Stars: Evgeniy Grigorev, O. Yakunina, Ekaterina Sipavina
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Wen-wen Chang
Kuo Chun Chen
Ming Chiang
Su-chen Hsieh
Yi-Kung Hsu
Ming Hung
Chuan-Chuan Keng
Hsiang Ting Ko
Hsiao Pao Ko
Tuan Li
Hsue-yung Lin
Ming Zhe Liu
Wei Ou
Chieh Yi Pan
Bao-Yun Tang
Edit

Storyline

It tells the story of a duck man Lin and his adopted daughter Hsiao-yue. Hsiao-yue know nothing about her real descent, which Lin have been keeping secret from her. But one day, someone appear and change her life..

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 1965 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Duckling  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The film depicts the dedication of a father and daughter to each other and their business of raising ducks.
22 April 2011 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

Together with Oyster Girl, Beautiful Duckling is a classic of healthy realism and promotes Confucian virtues of filial piety, loyalty and to a lesser extent friendship. The film depicts the dedication of a father and his adopted daughter to each other. Beautiful Duckling also celebrates honest labor and the business of duck raising then common in Taiwan (and is a follow up to the business of oyster raising in the earlier Oyster Girl in which the director Li Hsing also worked), the scenes of duck raising are romantically shot and look like Chinese peasant paintings. Despite it being a product of its time and its moral message, the film is not heavy handed or preachy, nor is it excessively melodramatic. Overall, it is beautifully shot, well acted and entertaining. Li Hsing's classic is marked by Chinese aesthetics and should be enjoyed by those interested in Taiwanese or Chinese cinema.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Yang ya ren jia (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page