The Mermaid in 3D
DIRECTOR: STEPHEN CHOW
CAST: DENG CHAO, LIN YUN
One-Week Revival Engagement July 8-14
A plea for ecological responsibility that also happens to be relentlessly funny and bristling with inventive visual humor, The Mermaid’s huge international box-office was only a surprise if you didn’t know Hong Kong director Stephen Chow’s extraordinary, long-standing rapport with his fans. A playboy developer (Deng Chao) falls in love with a mysterious stranger (newcomer Lin Yun) who in fact is a mermaid in disguise, sent to prevent his company’s destruction of Green Gulf, the traditional home of the mer-people. Metrograph is thrilled to respond to popular demand by providing a command performance for Chow’s eccentric blockbuster, full of riveting romance, baroque production design, savage slapstick, and bonkers gags, one of which might put you off of grilled octopus for a while.