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Big Fish & Begonia (2016)

PG-13 | | Animation | 8 July 2016 (China)
It is a world within our world, yet unseen by any human, and the beings here control time and tide and the changing of the seasons. On the day Chun turns sixteen, she is transformed into a ... See full summary »

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(as Liang Xuan), (as Zhang Chun)

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(as Liang Xuan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Guanlin Ji ...
Chun (voice)
Guangtao Jiang ...
Lu Shen (voice)
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Ling Po (voice) (as Shih-Chieh Jing)
Shulan Pan ...
Chun, old age (voice)
Shangqing Su ...
Qiu (voice)
Deshun Wang ...
Pie (voice)
Weizhou Xu ...
Kun (voice) (as Timmy Xu)
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It is a world within our world, yet unseen by any human, and the beings here control time and tide and the changing of the seasons. On the day Chun turns sixteen, she is transformed into a dolphin to explore the human world. She is rescued from a vortex by a human boy at the cost of his own life. Chun is so moved by the boy's kindness and courage that she decides to give him life again. But to do this, she must protect the boy's soul, a tiny fish, and nurture it to grow. Through adventure and sacrifice, love grows, yet now she must release him back to the sea, back to life in the human world. Written by Liang Xuan

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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8 July 2016 (China)  »

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Da Hai  »

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Budget:

CNY 30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CNY 227,871,000 (China), 15 July 2016
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2.39:1
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It's Cold Without Your Love
Composed by Kiyoshi Yoshida
Lyrics by Xuan Liang
Performed by Lala Hsu
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An Amazing Movie
28 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I heard about Big fish & begonia (Da Hai) in 2013 and I was shocked by the 5-minute trailer at that time. At first sight I thought it was a Ghibli movie again, but then I learned about that the core story got some inspiration from some ancient Chinese proses, such as "A Leisurely Tour" by Chuang-tzu and ShanHai Jing. As a Chinese, I know I can't describe my feeling perfectly in English, but I just want to say that Big Fish & Begonia (Da Hai) is a very moving and wonderful movie which can make me cry every time. It tells a story about salvation, love and growth. It's totally Chinese, from these good pictures to the touching story. I hope one day the movie can be released in some other countries, so that more and more audience can enjoy its beauty and be moved by it.


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