Year of the Fish

Year of the Fish

Director: David Kaplan Cast: An Nguyen, Tsai Chin, Ken Leung



Writer/director David Kaplan offers a new spin on the familiar Cinderella story with this visually inventive tale of a hopeful Chinese immigrant who discovers that life in New York City isn't for the faint of heart after being forced to work in a shady massage partner. Shot on video and subsequently rotoscoped to take on a slightly surreal look, Year of the Fish opens to find wide-eyed Chinese immigrant Ye Xian (An Nguyen) arriving in New York City in hopes of raising some money to send back to her ailing father overseas. Soon falling into the neon-lit lair of "massage parlor" madame Mrs. Su (Tsai Chin), Ye is forced to do all of the cooking and cleaning after refusing to service her clientele as instructed. All the while, Ye's only sense of solace comes thanks to a growing fish bestowed upon her by a mysterious hunchback named Auntie Yaga (Randall Duk Kim). Meanwhile, Ye longs to catch the eye of kindhearted jazz musician Johnny (Ken Leung) while fending off unwanted advances of Mrs. Su's depraved and persistent son. Just when it begins to seem as if Ye's situation cannot get any more grim, a lavish party staged to celebrate the Chinese New Year leads to a most unanticipated turn of events.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2011
UPC: 0884501412520
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Passion River
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:36:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
An Nguyen Ye Xian
Tsai Chin Mrs. Su
Ken Leung Johnny Pan
Randall Duk Kim Auntie Yaga/Old Man/Foreman
Lee Wong Vinnie
Hettienne Park Hong Ji
Corrine Wu Katty
Lori Tan Chinn Actor

Technical Credits
David Kaplan Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Paul Cantelon Score Composer
David Caparelliotis Casting
Rocco Caruso Producer
Frank Keraudren Editor
Jason Orans Co-producer
Mylene Santos Production Designer
Adam Silver Cinematographer
Mattie Ullrich Costumes/Costume Designer
Telly Wong Associate Producer
Janet Yang Executive Producer

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