The first-time release in the world after Taiwan in 2020.
An unnamed videographer is showing us the scenes along the Suzhou River. In his eyes, the river is filthy, rough, chaotic, and detached, but the story he is about to tell, is filled with romance and mystery. It’s about a girl he used to be with - Meimei, a nightclub dancer who lives on a houseboat and performs in an aquarium dressed as a mermaid, she disappeared some time ago. There was another couple, Madar and Moudan. Madar was a motorcycle courier who was, despite falling in love with Mudan, involved in a kidnap plot - using Mudan to threaten her rich father for ransom. Feeling betrayed and heartbroken, Mudan jumped into the Suzhou River and no one has seen her since then. For years Mardar was looking for Mudan until one day, he found a mermaid-dressed girl in a nightclub, who looks exactly like her…
Suzhou River won Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (2000)
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