The Mermaid (2016)

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The Mermaid (Chinese: 美人鱼) is a 2016 Chinese-Hong Kong science fiction fantasy romanticcomedy film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Stephen Chow. It stars Deng Chao, Show Luo,Zhang Yuqi, and Lin Yun as the titular character "Mermaid".

The film tells the the story of a playboy businessman (Deng Chao) who falls in love with a mermaid (Lin Yun) that was sent to assassinate him.[8][9][10]

It was released in China on February 8, 2016.[11] Upon release, it broke numerous box office records such as the biggest opening day and the biggest single day gross through its seventh day of release and having the biggest opening week of all time in China. On February 19 it became the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time.

Xuan's estate project involving reclamation of the sea threatens the livelihood of the mermaids who rely on the sea to survive. Shan is dispatched to stop Xuan and this leads them into falling for each other. Out of his love for Shan, Xuan plans to stop the reclamation. Unfortunately, Shan and the other mermaids are hunted by a hidden organisation and Xuan has to save Shan before it's too late...