The Mermaid 2016Xuan'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...
Actors of "The Mermaid 2016"
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Directors of "The Mermaid 2016"Stephen ChowBirthdate: 22 June 1962, Hong Kong
Creators of "The Mermaid 2016"Hing-Ka ChanStephen ChowBirthdate: 22 June 1962, Hong Kong
Critic Reviews of "The Mermaid 2016"Village VoiceFebruary 26, 2016
You've already seen most of what Chow and his seven(!) co-screenwriters have crafted, and you've usually seen it with greater coherence and more impressive CGI.SlateFebruary 26, 2016
In The Mermaid, Chow never forgets that the camera is the funniest tool at his disposal, and the only one that speaks in a language that everyone can understand.Wall Street JournalFebruary 26, 2016
I had a really good time.Hollywood ReporterFebruary 23, 2016
Chow and his army of writers (seriously, it took nine people to write this) get terrific support from a strong cast of regulars and newcomers who really sell the story, cheesy special effects aside.VarietyFebruary 23, 2016
Like an ecological Lust, Caution, this contempo fairy tale about a mermaid who falls for the evil developer she's been sent to seduce and assassinate is strikingly relevant to ChinaLos Angeles TimesFebruary 22, 2016
Crass and macabre, yet big-hearted, it makes a wonderfully adult bedtime story.Antagony & EcstasyDecember 05, 2016
Lives in a place of friendly absurdity.PajibaNovember 11, 2016
It's funny, it's frenetic, it's filled with over-the-top violence and it's occasionally just plain twisted.The SkinnyAugust 03, 2016
Chow habitués will be primed for hyperbolic acting, ludicrous wirework, ugly CGI and outlandish action sequences. Rest assured, those points will be satisfied.National ReviewJuly 21, 2016
Chow cares mostly about Liu and Shan's love story - how their spiritual lives transcend their class differences. Yet, Chow balances romantic concerns with the sociological message. Most American films today...work backwards.The PlaylistJuly 11, 2016
Demonstrates Chow's innate understanding of the physics of humor better than anything he's made since perhaps 2001's Shaolin Soccer.Slant MagazineJuly 05, 2016
It offers a visual reprieve from the cumbersomely mechanized aesthetic of so much contemporary fantasy.
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