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A Fishy Story (1989)

Bu tuo wa de ren (original title)
In politically charged 1967 Hong Kong, an ambitious actress and an unlicensed taxi driver living in the same apartment building build a relationship that is constantly impacted by their individual goals and the heated times.

Director:

Anthony Chan (as Antony Chan)
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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Kenny Bee ... Kung
Maggie Cheung ... Huang
Anthony Chan ... Paul Chen
Josephine Koo Josephine Koo ... Mrs. Ku
Carrie Ng ... Actress in musical
Tien-Lang Li ... Actress in drama
Chung Lam ... Musical director
Sin Hung Tam ... Actress in drama
Hsiao-Shan Chao Hsiao-Shan Chao ... Boss Chang
Chi Fai Chan ... Striking taxi driver
Gujjar Singh Gujjar Singh ... Indian Landlord
Tak Yuen ... Drag performer in musical
Season Ma Season Ma ... Communist demonstrator
Siu Cheung Siu Cheung
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In politically charged 1967 Hong Kong, an ambitious actress and an unlicensed taxi driver living in the same apartment building build a relationship that is constantly impacted by their individual goals and the heated times.

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Comedy | Drama

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A Beautiful Movie!
21 August 2002 | by chmjuanSee all my reviews

I'm very happy I got the chance to watch this movie again recently. The first time I saw this movie was more than 6 years ago. I really like this movie back then mainly because of Maggie Cheung. After watching this movie again, I can tell you that this is a truly beautiful movie.

To briefly summarize the plot, "A fishy Story" is a love story set amid the political chaos in Hong Kong during the 1960s. Maggie Cheung were magnificent in portraying the sexy, glamorous young women seeking fame and fortune during a chaotic era of Hong Kong history. Along the adventure, she met Kenny Bee, a lonely and struggling cab driver who were renting a small room just above her apartment.

This movie was shot beautifully and has a high production value. The acting from all the cast members were wonderful. Maggie Cheung deserve her best actress award in the 1990 Hong Kong film festival. This is one of her earlier movie where she showed the critics that she is not only a pretty face, but a very talented actress as well.

I highly recommend this movie whether you're a foreign film fans, or a person who appreciates good movie.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

7 September 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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