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Old Stone

Director Johnny MA
Info
  • China, Canada│
  • 2016│
  • 81min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

After a car accident that puts a man into a coma, a small-town taxi driver becomes overburdened with paying the injured man’s hospital costs to the point of considering murder as a possible way out.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
167 2016. 04. 29 21:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 5 HEK19GV
412 2016. 05. 02 11:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 HEK19GV
651 2016. 05. 04 21:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 7 HEK19

Review

Old Stone is a story about the dilemma facing Chinese society. Lao Shi is a cabbie who causes a car accident. People flock to see what’s happening but no one helps. Instead of waiting
for an ambulance, Lao drives to the hospital. The insurance company refuses to pay him because he fled the scene without documenting it. The victim falls into a coma and Lao is forced to pay for longer term hospital bills as well as the compensation money. Old Stone is the meaning of the protagonist’s name. His way of sticking to principle like an old stone is useless in the face of China’s bureaucratic and heartless society. Everyone he turns to for help cannot get along. Lao’s mental journey is like Travis’ in Taxi Driver and heads for expected disaster following bewilderment, determination, resignation and rage. Johhny Ma’s impressive debut is a satire on China’s emotional indifference. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Johnny MA
Screenplay MA Johnny
Producer WU Xianjian, LIN Chi-an
Cinematography Ming Kai LEUNG
Art Director ZHENG Chen, ZHANG Xueqiang
Editor Mike LONG, Daniel GARCIA
Music Lee SANDERS, Chester WONG
Sound SHENG Yong
Cast CHEN Gang, NAI An, WANG Hongwei

Director

Johnny MA

Born in Shanghai, China. After careers in the business and fashion world, MA made his first move to documentary filmmaking in 2008. Graduated at Columbia University’s M.F.A. in the Directing and Screenwriting film program, MA is developing for his second feature project also set in China. His filmography includes The Robbery (2010), The Genius from Quintino(2011) and A Grand Canal(2013).

Trailer

(Old Stone) DIR. Johnny MA

After a car accident that puts a man into a coma, a small-town taxi driver becomes overburdened with paying the injured man’s hospital costs to the point of considering murder as a possible way out.