Shan, a mermaid, is sent to assassinate Xuan, a developer who threatens the ecosystem of her race, but ends up falling in love with him instead.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liu Xuan
Octopus (as Zhixiang Luo)
Li Ruolan
Shan (as Jelly Lin)
Uncle Rich (as Ke Xu)
Constable Mr. Mo
Long Jianfei (as Yifan Wu)
Sheung-ching Lee ...
Constable Mr. Shi (as Shangzheng Li)
Zhengyu Lu ...
Mr. Liao
Mermaid Long
Mei'e Zhang ...
Linah Matsuoka ...
George's Assistant (as Rina Matsuoka)
Barbie Liu ...
Zhen Zhen Xu ...
George's Assistant
Bai-Ke ...
Museum Visitor (as White-k)


Xuan's estate project involving reclamation of the sea threatens the livelihood of the mermaids who rely on the sea to survive. Shan is dispatched to stop Xuan and this leads them into falling for each other. Out of his love for Shan, Xuan plans to stop the reclamation. Unfortunately, Shan and the other mermaids are hunted by a hidden organisation and Xuan has to save Shan before it's too late... Written by Hasri Hassan

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 February 2016 (China)  »

Also Known As:

As Travessuras de Uma Sereia  »

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$60,720,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$985,052 (USA) (19 February 2016)


$3,229,457 (USA) (1 April 2016)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in a glass production factory along with some external locations in Shenzhen. See more »


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Well made for China audience
22 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

I started to like Stephen Chow's movies since Shaolin Soccer. In order to maximise my enjoyment, I go for this movie without reading any reviews, especially from those who are always quick to write a review like a book. Anyway, I can trust that a Stephen Chow movie needs no reviews and quality is guaranteed. So being impressed with the poster, I set my hopes high. In order not to spoil anyone's fun, I will not describe the story or details. Generally, one can see that Stephen Chow's aim in this movie is to smash all China's box office and he did it successfully, with some good messages as usual; about love, humanity and environmentally friendly here, filled with romance, comedy, action and even a good old song. What else do you need for a movie to sell well ? Nothing else. For China audience who have not seen too much of Stephen Chow and where people do not have too high demand on artistic values, they are sure to enjoy it very much. For me, I don't like this style of "mo-lei-tao" comedy and I find them too much here. Much of the jokes are also old and predictable, although done in a good way. The male and 2 female leads are good. Most of the other supporting casts are poor. The 2nd male lead just cannot act and his face just don't match the role. Using that great classic HK song from the 80s is obviously to please the Chinese but made the movie less creative. This movie don't deserve any awards unless they give it for the same reasons like Titanic. Overall, I find this movie not as good as his last 4 because it doesn't give me much surprises.

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