Synopsis: A troubled young man, Li faces pressure at work and problems at home with his moody wife. Chuck, rescues Li from the brink of despair and becomes an unlikely mentor. But who is Chuck really?
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Dayyan Eng
  1 win & 2 nominations.
97 min

Hello? Anyone home?


I'm neighbor.

This, yours, if is?

Li you are?


What is if?

You speak English, thank God.

My Chinese blows... probably fell that.

No, I just wanted you to

know that this package's

been sifting here since Friday,

I just didn't know if you sclw if.

Are you ORGY?


Hello it's me again.

You sure you're alright in there?

I don't want to be all up

in your business or anything,

I saw q rope hanging

in therefrom your ceiling...

And unless you've got some girl in there,

and you're doing, experimental art...

Prefiy sure you're frying 10...

What do you wont?

Let's just give if cl icllk okay?

You and me, have a chat.

If you're not convinced after that,

I'll guard the door for you

and make sure you're not interrupted again.

How's 'that sound?

Will you furn if down?

Does ihis have 10 be so loud?

What are you doing?

I was checking my footage.

You woke me up.

When did you gef home?


Why aren't you of work?

To lock the door again,

we're going to get robbed.

Good, they can steal that

nasty ass fish funk first.

I hope you're not calling in sick again.

Mortgage and cur

payments are two months late.

Relax already, worry obouf yourself.

You worry about yourself.

Five-star breakfast.

Not huHQIY, I need sleep.

My editor wclnfs me io

go 1'0 Hencln tonight.

So what'? You just got back.

Tell him fo find someone else.

Why is if ...

I volunteered, okay?

How many days have you

been home this month?

Does if mqfier?

Li, you in here?

Ms. Yang's looking for you.

Where've you been?

Looking everywhere for you.

Just, grabbing some folders...

Whoi ore you photocopying?

I wasn't photocopying.

The second securities

exchange hearing has been set.

On the 29th of next month.


I still think we should

fry in the next few weeks

fo fix the chip before The ...

Absolutely impossible. There's no time.

All the IPO pclperwork's been submitted.

So forget that idea.

Maybe we can convince Mr. Wang otherwise?

Mr. Wang agrees we handle if this wcly.

You just figure out

how you're going to

present things at the hearing.

That's your only priority now.

Nice cologne.

Okay. Bye.


Don't disappoint me on this...

Everyone is counting on you.

Sun Biqo.

What's up?

Was if those a**holes in marketing again?

No mun...

HR said no more outside plants,

only company plants.

Something about attracting

bugs or something.

Maybe the janitor tossed them.

So what did Yong wani?



Nothing I should know about foo?

Just IPO related stuff.

Also, how many times have I fold you,

use my English name in the office,

Valentino. Okay?

Ms. Yang!

How's your back feeling?

Jusf fine, thank you Vulen ...

me help curry this.

I'm fine.

Wait up!

Sh*t! Sh*t!

Li. Buddy, hey hey. What's going on?

Sorry, I just...

Come with me. Show you something.

I was looking for you this morning.

Or something?

I couldn't find your clpurfmeni

you didn't fell me which floor you're on.

Right, my place is directly above yours.

Come on let's go, you're gonna like this.

Leave that stuff.

Hold on...

Been in China long?

Just o sec.

Don't fell anybody about this place.

This is incredible!

How did you find this place?

It's mine. I mode if.


Does building management know about This?

No! H's my secret oasis.

Incredible view.

Wow, we're really high up.

Probably not q good ideo I led

you up here right now, you know.

You don'! Have to worry about me.

About yesterday...

I wanted to... thunk you.

Kind of embarrassing.

Actually I was just worried

cbouf the inevitable smell

that was gonna start

seeping up to my apartment.

So what do you do with yourself

when you're not frying

to be a ceiling ornament.

I design artificial limbs.

So if is work fhuf made you wanna...

Not really, it's complicated.

A lot of things have

happened in my life recently.

And you? Whoi do you do?

I'm u cleaner.


I clean things, for others,

who need something to be...

I'm a hifmcun for the CIA.

No, like, serious?

Why care you felling me this?

I won'? Fell anyone, I promise.

I'm on u job.

Psych job.

Shut up.

Look of your face!

You're way foo serious for

your cage man, lighfen up.

I play the markets.

Hiiman for the CIA.

Not bod. You remembered to lock the door.

Well, yeah.

You said remember to lock ii,

so I remembered.

Weren't you supposed 10 go To whereever?



Because "wherever" is boring,

so I didn't go.


To lock the door again,

we're going to get robbed.


What did you do today'?

Went lo work, who? Else?

Then I went to...

Wait cl sec, whafs going on?

Whcli do you mean?

You're being weird.

Is today our anniversary or something?

Can't I welcome my mun home?

Of course you can.

You didn't happen to cook

a scrumptious dinner for your mun, did you?

Tonight, dessert before dinner.

I like dessert.


What are you looking for?

An instruction manual.

It's been way too long.

Make sure it's the revised edition.

Really glad you stayed.

You up, kiHy cat?

You there?

Let's play hooky and have fun today. Okay?


Where you oi?

Why aren't you of work?

I... I haven? Been feeling well.

Was if something you ate?

What do you wont?

I don't see your point.

You don't?

Then take u closer look.

I did, what about if?

The fesi fricll report H's missing.

So whqi?

That's none of our business.

How did you get this?

Is this what Yang keeps

talking 10 you uboui?

Tell me, fell me!

Wow, you come all the

way here to ask me that?

Wuii, waif!

Mr. Wang won't be happy if he finds out.

Mr. Wang made if clear

how imperative if is

that nothing goes wrong.

Because Mr. Wang...

Alright, stop with the Mr. Wang bit.

Jusf say "your uncle" okay?

We're all very aware of

the lP0's importance,

no need for you to remind me.

Seems like you're feeling beer.

Should I fell Yang you'll

be in this afternoon?

You there?

What? Who are you looking for?

I thought you lived above me.

What's the matter'?

I'm screwed!

Thai nosy ass-kissing

son-of-a-biich is gonna get me fired.

Riding around that stupid scooter!

Why doesn't Yang make

him go instead of me?

It's bullshit Because I'm expendable right?

I like fures.

Once, when I was young,

I ate a green apple

was sour,

Especially yellow pajamas.


Exactly, talk lo me.

I co-head the prosthetic

design team with this Sun Biao guy.

Sun Biao, nutshell.

Mr. By-the-Book.

In fact the only reason why

he got promoted 10 co-head

is because of his family connections.

Mun, if he finds out...

What are you doing?

It's all on the details. Go on.

So our team designed

this advanced prosthetic

special computer chip.

H's Cl breakfhrough in our business.

And it's the star product

the company wants to roll out,

as soon as we go public.

Problem is, last month

I discovered a major glitch in the chipsef.

Ifs not a huge problem...

What's the glitch'?

Whui kind of glitch?

It's technical you wouldn't get it ...

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Dayyan Eng

Dayyan Eng, known as Wu Shixian in China (Chinese: 伍仕贤; pinyin: Wǔ Shìxían) (Born in Taiwan in 1975), is a Chinese-American filmmaker. He studied film arts at the University of Washington and transferred to the Beijing Film Academy, where he finished his undergraduate studies in directing. In 2001, he wrote and directed Bus 44 (Chinese: 车四十四; pinyin: Chē Sì Shí Sì) starring Chinese film star Gong Beibi. The film premiered and won awards at the 2001 Venice Film Festival and 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and was invited to 2002 Cannes Film Festival "Directors' Fortnight" - becoming the first Chinese short film to be invited in all three festivals' history. The film was covered extensively in the Chinese media and was critically acclaimed in both China and Europe and gained TV and theatrical distribution in territories worldwide. In 2005, Eng wrote and directed a Chinese independent feature film Waiting Alone (Chinese: 独自等待; pinyin: Dú Zì Děng Dài), starring an ensemble cast of Chinese stars including Xia Yu, Gong Beibi, Li Bingbing, and featuring cameos from some of Asia's most well-known actors including Chow Yun-fat. The film has been called one of 2005 "best films" by over 50 media. Waiting Alone became a hit after its September 2005 domestic China wide-release, and went on to receive 3 nominations (including Best Picture) at the Chinese Academy Awards (Golden Rooster Awards) -- the first ever in the history of the awards by a foreign director. The film remains the highest-rated romantic comedy in China on Douban and other review sites. Eng was invited, in 2007, to direct the first-ever opening short for the Chinese academy awards. He got some of Asia’s biggest stars, Ziyi Zhang, Liu Ye and Ge You, to spoof the action-movie genre in a humorous send-up on national TV in China. In 2011, Eng wrote, directed, and produced Inseparable starring Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, Daniel Wu, Gong Beibi, Yan Ni, and Peter Stormare. The quirky psychological suspense/dramedy debuted at the Busan International Film Festival in 2011 to positive reviews and was released in China in May 2012. Inseparable was named as one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Most Notable Asian Films of the Year. In 2015, Eng was invited to be on the five-member jury of the prestigious China Film Director's Guild Awards. In 2017, Eng returned to his comedy roots with an indie film (co-written by Justin Malen) Wished (Chinese: 反转人生; Pinyin: Fan Zhuan Ren Sheng), which debuted in third place at the Chinese box office (behind Transformers 5 and a Chinese action film). It went on to beat market expectations and gross an estimated RMB$70 million. The fantasy-comedy had the highest audience scores (averaging 8.0/10) for live-action comedies released that summer, and gained a total of 100,000,000 paid views across the top three online movie platforms in just over two weeks in China. Wished stars Xia Yu, Yan Ni, K-pop star Victoria Song along with cameos from China’s biggest names including Daniel Wu, Wang Baoqiang, Bao Bei'er et al. Wished went on to win a Golden Angel Award at the 2017 Chinese American Film Festival, and Best Fantasy Film and Best Director awards (in addition to wins in several other major categories, including Best Actor/Actress, Best Editing, Best VFX) at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Awards and New York Film Awards. It was an official selection at the 37th Hawaii International Film Festival. more…

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