Trolley case

A man dragging the box full of his crimes toward the road to salvation, he put down the burden of his heart, and this time redemption is just the beginning of another cycle. The ignorance and blindness of humanity in the struggle to overcome self, is deeply immersed in the "ignorance" of human nature.

  • WEITAO WANG
    Director
  • WEITAO WANG
    Writer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    箱子
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digatal
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - WEITAO WANG

Wang Weitao, male, 29 years old. From China's Inner Mongolia Province. He currently works in Beijing, China.

In 2013, he began to create independent drama films and documentaries. The theme of creation is about nothingness and paradox, life and death, reincarnation and emptiness, and using images to pay attention to the true feelings of individual life in the historical red dust.

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Director Statement

The film "Trolley Case" was shot in an abandoned mining area called "Kabuqi" in the desert of the northwest. There used to be residents, communities and schools. After the coal mining, the old mining area was abolished, and the wandering wild animals gathered in this place where there was no human smoke. So I conceived a story about redemption away from the modern city.
       Wu Ming and Luo Han in the film are always walking. Wu Ming drags the box full of his crimes to the road of redemption. Luo Han is the mapping in Wu Ming's heart. Wu Ming put down the burden of the heart, and this time redemption is just the beginning of another cycle. Wu Ming left the ruins and returned to the city that had brought him sin. In the circumstance of greed and anger, humanity is struggling but unable to overcome the idiots and blindness of the self. This is what I want to express, the "unknown" in the depths of human nature.