DU, ZOOEY AND MA

By Robin WENG

LES PETITES LUMIERES - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2013

A film combining black humor, Hitchcockian suspense and Kafkaesque
existential thinking.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Thriller, First film
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Robin WENG
    • Writer(s)
    • Robin WENG
    • Producer(s)
    • Natacha DEVILLERS (Les Petites Lumières)
    • Synopsis
    • Du (Male, 33), Ma (Female, 43) and their son Zooey (12) live on Parrot Island. Ma is a famous writer. Du is a fairly famous painter who only paints piglets and dwarfs. A crazy fan of Ma’s, Little Wei, finds out that Ma used to be a call girl and starts to blackmail her. Fed up with him,
      Ma secretly steals money from Du to solve the problem. Zooey sees her whole maneuvering. Then he discovers the truth behind Du’s family:his grandfather is still alive. On Zooey’s birthday, Du, Ma and his granny gather together. His grandfather shows up. To everyone’s
      surprise, he is a dwarf, part of the
      shameful past that Du and granny
      would rather forget. Trying to scare the dwarf, Du and granny imprison him. He dies. Disgusted by Du’s behavior, Ma takes Zooey away with her and leaves Du. But the truth is she wants to solve the problem with Little Wei,an old man who doesn’t want money but a relationship with Ma. Her nightmare just begins.When
      Zooey disappears, Ma and Du have
      to confront their own past.
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