"***** Incredibly heartfelt, raw - legitimately like nothing else I've ever seen." - Dan Barrett, Have a Nice Life
"No one else is doing what Terry Chiu is doing. He's deep into some digital mindscape that begs for new language to describe it." - Kai Perrignon, Static Vision
"*****The most magnificent DIY film I've ever seen and a completely singular experience." -Ollie Zhang, 88rising
From Writer/Director Terry Chiu (MANGOSHAKE) comes an explosively apocalyptic journey intoPunching your way to the Embodiment Of Angst
Set in a desolate wasteland, two super-powered souls, Keikei (Xinkun Dai) and Rev (Ging Yu Kei), fight for the absolution of their existential pain via the search for a prophesied and quite literal Embodiment of Angst. Forging an alliance with an enigmatic man who roams the wasteland within a giant mobilecorrugated platic boombox, their search for answers collides them with a barrage of weird and wicked gangs, each one personifying a conflicting school philosophy. All the while, the most hideous being in the universe subsumes his desire for intimacy with a corrupting nihilism that threatens to swallow all the players on this peculiar plain of existence.
Self-consciously indebted to Hideaki Anno’s Neon Genesis Evangelion, Chiu adapts the aesthetics of anime action in tandem with Anno's angsty tendencies onto a decidedly lo-fi canvas. And propelled by Chiu's densely ratatat dialogue, subtitled in both English and Traditional Chinese, the film viscerally crescendos from climax to climax in an episodic parade of striking compositions and madcap setpieces that are as infectiously hysterical as they are disarmingly profound.
-Commentary by Writer/Director Terry Chiu, Filmmaker Ethan Eng, Executive Producer Peter Kuplowsky, and Justin Decloux