Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
The poor choices made by five characters over the course of New Year's Eve and the first day on a fresh calendar offer a complex account of desire versus decision as filmmaker Cheng Yu-Chieh's cinematic meditation on the mysterious true nature of fate. Pang is a film production assistant who has long admired the beauty of the lead actress in the film he is currently crewed on, but deep insecurity prevents him from reaching out to her and discovering if the feeling is mutual. Meanwhile, as illegal Taiwanese immigrant Ding-An tries desperately to acquire the identification card that will allow him to visit his ailing father abroad, hospitalized drug addict Rat awakens with no memory of how his shirt became stained with blood or what became of his two female companions. Lastly, two estranged brothers separated by a deadly secret and frustrated by their inability to advance in their careers gradually succumb to the maddening effects of confusion and paranoia.
binge, chaos, confidence, crime-lord, decision, drugs, film-director, illegal-alien, New-Year, self-destruction