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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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David Kaplan

Writer:

David Kaplan
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tsai Chin ... Mrs. Su
Ken Leung ... Johnny
Randall Duk Kim ... Auntie Yaga / Old Man / Foreman
An Nguyen An Nguyen ... Ye Xian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Leung Bayer Sally Leung Bayer ... Grandmother
Henry Russell Bergstein Henry Russell Bergstein ... Hasidic Customer (as Henry Russell)
Buzz Bovshow ... Businessman #2
Esther Cheng Esther Cheng ... Salon Worker #3
Lori Tan Chinn ... Shuk Yee
Andre De Leon Andre De Leon ... Thug
Kim Dong Kim Dong ... Salon Worker #5
Tina Duong ... Salon Worker #7
Wai Ching Ho ... Seamstress #2
Anna Kim Anna Kim ... Seamstress #1
Janet Lau 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Ano do Peixe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Funny Cry Happy See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

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 israel2007See 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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