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The Fisherman (2015)

Honourable old Wong has been a squid fisherman for nearly all of his life, but unfortunately, nowadays, he struggles to make ends meet. Soon, his fishing rod's bell will cheerfully ring, but does he really want to surface his prized catch?
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrew Ng ... Wong
Ng Kam Cheun Ng Kam Cheun ... Lee
Patrick Yip Patrick Yip ... Hung
Fung Tak Che Fung Tak Che ... Kam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Eliasoph ... Government Attorney
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Mr Wong is a third generation fisherman in Hong Kong, struggling to keep this tradition alive. One night, he decides to leave the crowded waters of the harbour, and fish in calmer waters. His luck changes when he catches something that does not belong to this world.

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fisherman | sea | night | boat | squid | See All (12) »

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He fished for life, but THE LIFE caught him.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

March 2015 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

El pescador See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong

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Dolby

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Wong: No matter how big you are, NO ONE messes with Wong!
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The Fisherman: A solid effort
12 August 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Gutsy little sci-fi short.

Spanish made, filmed in Cantonese and set in the bay of Hong Kong.

The film tells the tale of a frustrated multi-generation squid fisherman down on his luck who goes out in a desperate bid to change his fortunes and gets far more than he expected.

When the credits rolled it was bittersweet, it was short enough to not damage itself but at the same time I found myself craving more.

Well made considering the budget, the leading man was excellent and the SFX were competent enough. Truth be told the opening credits had me in awe purely because of the setting, its not something you see very often and was beautiful, touching but at the same time heartbreaking that people still live with such daily struggles.

Sitting at just 19 minutes including the credits I would recommend this to any fan of sci-fi or horror and hope it's creators go on to big things maybe even a full feature length version of this due to its ending.

This movie is also Asian, contains tentacles and features no "Funny business" I haven't seen this much restraint since Assassination Classroom (2015)


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