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A mental patient gets a clearer picture of his troubles in this black comedy from Taiwan. He Zhiyuan (John Low) is a seemingly ordinary man who one day snaps and in a fit of rage murders his wife. Zhiyuan is sent to a special psychiatric clinic on Hospital Island, where the staff have developed an unusual form of therapy. On Hospital Island, patients take part in video recreations of the acts that sent them over the edge, and by acting out the moments where they lost control they can explore different and more positive behavior options. While Zhiyuan has been rendered mute by the aftermath of his crime, he seems to react favorably to the new therapy, and while on the island he strikes up a friendship with Beatrice (Jo Tan), who has a compulsion to steal. However, as Zhiyuan and Beatrice move past a casual friendship, their relationship takes a number of unusual turns. Here was the first feature film from writer and director Ho Tzu Nyen. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi