Jun 6, 2014
Ever get that awful feeling that you're..Out of place? Out of your element? Outcast? Ying Ping Mak's Last Breath captures that feeling of slowly losing grasp of societal attachment. We witness a man become the target of a manhunt in a surreal, dystopian city in which breathing has become outlawed. Upon finding a breathing rebel who offers him a strange drug to conceal his 'affliction,' things go in a direction that reminded me of Scorsese's Taxi Driver. Absolutely loved the world that Mak crafted in this short.
Protagonist Yeuk Seng slowly grasps the fact that he has become a social outcast as a breathing person. Refusing to give in, he is now struggling to live in a city that he does not belong to anymore.