WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN

目擊者 | 2017 | Taiwan | Dir Cheng Wei-Hao | 118min

 

SYNOPSIS:

Nine years ago, on a stormy night novice journalist Chi witnessed a car accident on the hill when his car broke down. In a panic, Chi took photos of the registration number of the hit-and-run vehicle. However, the pictures were so blurry that they could not be used as evidence, and therefore the facts of the accident were never established.

Since then Chi’s career in journalism has been flourishing, and now he runs the features desk in a newspaper. His persistent pursuit of truth and enthusiasm for his job win him a great reputation until a car accident, in which a politician is involved. He realises his involvement in the incident nine years before, and memories of the car crash suddenly flash back to Chi. Using all his contacts in the police, Chi discovers that the survivor of the incident, Hsu Ai-ting, left the hospital unexpectedly and seems to have vanished into thin air.

A series of incidents take place, and the truth Chi has learned from each incident is shattered by what happens next, just like the shreds of the crashed car drenched in the rain on that night, and everything is back to square one. Those
who survived that car accident live on with disability, guilt and secrets....