A delusional young man (Austin Lin of iWeirDO, NYAFF 2020) suddenly attacks a couple in public with a ninja sword. This sensational act of violence is then deconstructed through flashbacks and flash-forwards that explore the relationships between the four central characters, gradually unveiling their true natures. They include a noble young man who falls in love with a drama student and hopes to settle down, but all is not as it seems; an aspiring actress who confronts compromising secrets from her past; and a teen cosplayer who finds herself caught between a predator and a false hero. As all these threads converge, writer-director Ho Wi Ding (Cities of Last Things) masterfully reveals how the disparaging public eye can dangerously fracture the emotional lives of fragile souls.

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