Directed by Anthony Chan
Music by Richard Yuen
Director Anthony Chan
Music director Richard Yuen
Produced by Chan Pui Wah
Initial release 1989
Box office 7.317 million HKD
|Written by Lo Wing Keung,
Fong Ling Ching,
Starring Kenny Bee Maggie Cheung Anthony Chan Josephine Koo Carrie Ng
Edited by Yu Shun Kwong Chi Leung
Awards Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Cast Maggie Cheung, Kenny Bee, Anthony Chan, Josephine Koo, Carrie Ng
Similar Center Stage, Farewell China, Full Moon in New York, Bachelor's Swan Song, Behind the Yellow Line
trailer a fishy story
A Fishy Story (Chinese: 不脫襪的人; pinyin: Bù tuō wà de rén) is a 1989 Hong Kong drama film directed by Anthony Chan and starring Kenny Bee, Maggie Cheung and Anthony Chan.
The film tells the tale of aspiring actress Huang (Maggie Cheung), who's trying to achieve fame and fortune in turbulent 1967 Hong Kong. While political unrest sweeps through the territory, Huang uses her looks and charm to romance various wealthy men in hopes of climbing the social ladder. But times are rough for her, just as they are for her neighbor Kung (Kenny Bee),an unlicensed cab driver and a rich woman's toy boy. They don't get along well and despise each other. However, after they have been through glorious and inglorious moments, they gradually become parts of each other.
A Fishy Story was critically acclaimed and box office hit in Hong Kong. Cheung's performance received positive review from Critics.
Awards and nominations
The movie received 6 nominations including Best Film, Best Director (Anthony Chan) and Best Supporting Actress (Josephine Koo) at 9th Hong Kong Film Awards which was held in 1990 and managed to win for Best Cinematography (Peter Pau) and Best Art Direction (Szeto Wai Yung). Maggie Cheung won her first Best Actress Awards.