ATM

By Kenne YAM

MM2 ENTERTAINMENT - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, SINGAPORE, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong / PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

How many graduates does it take to steal an ATM?

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • HONG KONG (CHINA)
    • Languages
    • CANTONESE, MANDARIN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kenne YAM
    • Synopsis
    • Ah-Lok, Bo Zai and Ming Ming have been best friends since university. Ah-Lok harbours a dream of becoming a musician but struggles as a street busker. Bo Zai’s girlfriend wants to break up, confident that he will never be able to afford a house. Ming Ming equates security with money, having grown up in a single-parent household after her parents divorced. Despite their best efforts, all three remain unemployed. As fate would have it, they become entangled in an ATM robbery.

      They decide to wait until the case cools down before searching for it. It isn’t long before they find the missing ATM at a nursing home. All three gain employment as handymen to locate the exact whereabouts of the ATM. But their plan is met with constant hiccups, thanks to the residents. As they spend time with the seniors, there is a profound change in their outlooks on life.

      Former mob boss, Brother Feipeng is secretly in love with the widowed Sister Mui. With the encouragement and help of his fellow senior housemates and the young trio, he finally works up the courage to declare his love. Thinking he has been abandoned by his family, the stoic Uncle Wen Jing refuses to attend his grandson’s wedding but changes his mind. Divorced for 20 years and never having seen his daughter, Uncle Jin Cheng shares a close bond with Ming Ming. His only wish is to find his beloved child before his Alzheimer’s grows worse.

      Ah-Lok, Bo Zai and Ming Ming used to think there would be no love, no dreams and no family without money. But they come to realise that being poor doesn’t mean not having money, only that they never knew what they wanted.

      With the nursing home facing foreclosure, they decide to use the money in the ATM to save the home. But the question remains – where is it? Will it all end well? Can money buy enough time for Uncle Jin Cheng to reunite with his daughter before dementia sets in?
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