A Fishy Story

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A Fishy Story
A Fishy Story DVD Front Cover.jpg
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Directed byAnthony Chan
Produced byChan Pui Wah
Written byLo Wing Keung,
Fong Ling Ching,
Anthony Chan
StarringKenny Bee
Maggie Cheung
Anthony Chan
Josephine Koo
Carrie Ng
Music byRichard Yuen
CinematographyPau Hei Ming
Edited byYu Shun
Kwong Chi Leung
Distributed byGolden Harvest Productions (Hong Kong)
Release date
Sept 7,1989 (Hong Kong)
Running time
95 Min
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin
Box officeHK$7,317,263.00

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.[1][2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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 won for Best Cinematography (Peter Pau) and Best Art Direction (Szeto Wai Yung). Maggie Cheung won her first Best Actress Awards.

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