Gigantic Releasing | Release Date: August 29, 2008
Summary: A young hopeful girl named Ye Xian travels alone to New York City to try to make some money for her ailing father back home in China. She falls into the clutches of Mrs. Su, who runs a massage parlor in the heart of Chinatown. But Ye Xian refuses to do the requisite sex work for the clients, so she is made into a menial servant who must do all the laundry, cleaning, shopping and cooking – a Cinderella. However, she finds solace in a magical fish given to her by the strange hunchback Auntie Yaga and in her fleeting, tender encounters with Johnny, a local jazz musician. With a crescendo that takes place at the height of the Chinese New Year – complete with lion dancers, firecrackers, and an enormous banquet in a palatial Chinatown restaurant – Year of the Fish spins the conventions of the traditional fairy tale in ways that are consistently surprising and engaging. (Gigantic Pictures)
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Runtime: 96 min
Production: Funny Cry Happy
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Animation
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
David Kaplan Director
Writer Credit
David Kaplan Writer
Cast Credit
An Nguyen Ye Xian
Andre De Leon Thug
Anna Kim Seamstress #1
Buzz Bovshow Businessman #2
Esther Cheng Salon Worker #3
Henry Russell Bergstein Hasidic Customer
Janet Lau Salon Worker #8
Ken Leung Johnny
Kim Dong Salon Worker #5
Lori Tan Chinn Shuk Yee
Randall Duk Kim Auntie Yaga/Old Man/Foreman
Sally Leung Bayer Grandmother
Tina Duong Salon Worker #7
Tsai Chin Mrs. Su
Wai Ching Ho Seamstress #2
Producer Credit
David Kaplan Producer
Janet Yang Executive Producer
Jason Orans Co-Producer
Rocco Caruso Producer
Telly Wong Associate Producer
Tevin Adelman Line Producer