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The Mermaid (2016)

Mei ren yu (original title)
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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.

Director:

Stephen Chow (as Xingchi Zhou)

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Cast

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

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

8 February 2016 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mermaid See more »

Filming Locations:

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,720,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$985,052, 21 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,232,685

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$553,810,228
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shan the Mermaid is portrayed as a sympathetic character unlike the female leads in Stephen Chow's previous works, where they were portrayed as bumbling love interests. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Rich: [speaking to Liu Xuan] Your self-immolation will illuminate us!
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Invincible
Composed & Lyrics by Stephen Chow
Performed by Chao Deng
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Better than I expected
11 February 2016 | by phoebelim96See all my reviews

Nice movie, better than I expected. The film's main message is about saving the environment. Scenes can be quite disturbing as they show real life footage of marine animals like dolphins being caught, sea birds covered in oil and the attack on the merpeople... There was lots of comedic moments throughout the film as expected. Special effects were obviously not as realistic as Hollywood films. Movie storyline started off light-hearted then gradually become grim. Shows how greed can destroy our world. Last few scenes made me cry. Love the way they portrayed the relationship between the mermaid and the guy. 7/10 stars. Several inappropriate scenes not suitable for children.


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