Bigfish & Begonia (2016)

Film details

  • Country

    People's Republic of China

  • Year

    2016

  • Genre

    Animation

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Fiction

Alternative titles

  • Dayu haitang Original

Synopsis

Chun, a teenage girl who lives in a magical undersea otherworld, travels to the human world to observe it, taking the form of a dolphin. She befriends a handsome peasant boy but inadvertently causes him to drown after he saves her from a net. Returning distraught to her underworld, Chun makes a pact with a mystical keeper of souls to resurrect the boy, who takes the form of an ever-growing fish, but the price Chun pays is to sacrifice half her lifespan.

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