Old Stone

Johnny MA/80 minutes/2016/China/Fiction

SHOWTIMES:
02 DEC 2016 | 12.30 |  EMPIRE XXI STUDIO 3

Synopsis

Seorang sopir taksi, Lao Shi, duduk di mobilnya dan mengamati kecelakaan tabrak lari: banyak orang berkerumun, tapi tidak ada yang menolong. Tiga bulan sebelumnya, Shi mengangkut penumpang mabuk yang menarik lengannya dan mengakibatkan taksinya berbelok tajam lalu menabrak pengendara sepeda motor. Pengendara itu tampaknya terluka parah, sedangkan polisi dan ambulans tak kunjung datang. Shi membawa sendiri si korban ke rumah sakit. Korban tersebut koma dan Shi bertanggung jawab untuk semua biaya pengobatannya. Shi tidak berani memberitahu istrinya, ia mencoba melakukan yang benar dengan caranya sendiri. Namun, upaya untuk meminjam uang dari temannya atau memohon penumpang yang mabuk itu untuk menyampaikan kesaksian dalam pembelaan Shi malah berakhir jadi penghinaan yang kejam.

A taxi driver, Lao Shi, is sitting in his car observing a hit-and-run accident: a crowd gather but no one helps. Three months earlier, a drunken passenger grabbed his arm, causing his car to swerve and hit a motorcyclist. The injured man seemed to be in critical condition, while police and ambulance took forever to arrive. Shi drove the victim to the hospital by himself. The patient fell into a coma and Shi became liable for all his medical fees. Too scared to tell his wife, Shi tried to do the right thing in his own way. However, his attempts to borrow money from his friend or to beg his drunken passenger to record a police statement in his defense ended in cruel humiliation.

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Johnny MA

Johnny Ma (Nan Ma) lahir di Shanghai, Cina. Berimigrasi ke Kanada pada usia sepuluh tahun. Setelah bekerja di bidang keuangan dan industri mode, ia belajar menjadi Sutradara/Penulis Skenario di Columbia University Master of Fine Arts pada tahun 2010. Saat ini Johnny tinggal di Vancouver dan bekerja di dua tempat: New York dan Cina.

Johnny Ma (Nan Ma) was born in Shanghai, China. Immigrated to Canada at the age of ten years old. After working in both finance and fashion industry, he attended Columbia University Master of Fine Arts as Director/ Screenwriter in 2010. Currently, Johnny resides in Vancouver but works in both New York and China.
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