Year Of The Fish movie trailer - starring Tsai Chin, Ken Leung, Randall Duk Kim, An Nguyen. Directed by David Kaplan. Theatrical Release Date: 8/29/2008
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In this modern-day adaptation of Cinderella, award-winning filmmaker David Kaplan transposes the fairytale's archetypical characters to a vibrant urban setting: a massage parlor in New York's Chinatown specializing in "happy endings." An optimistic young girl travels alone to New York City where she hopes to earn money to send home to her ailing father. Expecting work in a beauty salon, the girl is instead delivered into the hands of her father's distant cousin, an embittered woman who runs a seedy massage parlor. The girl surrenders her passport as collateral for her "debt" and is informed of her duties. When she refuses to do the requisite sex work, the girl accepts her fate as the operation's browbeaten servant, her only solace a magical goldfish given to her by a sidewalk fortuneteller. Sprinkled with fantasy, romance and suspense, "Year of the Fish" is presented in a delicately layered animation style that evokes a painting come to life. The film's first-rate ensemble cast includes Ken Leung (LOST, X-Men 3, Rush Hour), Tsai Chin (The Joy Luck Club), acclaimed Broadway veteran Randall Duk Kim (The Matrix Reloaded, the upcoming Dragonball), and introduces An Nguyen.
A servant at a massage parlor in New York's Chinatown transcends oppression by a cruel madame in this stylistically animated retelling of Cinderella.
Ye Xian, a servant at a massage parlor in New York's Chinatown, falls for a musician and transcends oppression by a cruel madame in this stylistically animated retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale narrated by a magical koi.
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