Trust is hard to earn and easily spent. And in this Taiwanese short film, a joyride for a 17 year old turned out to be a costly lesson in trust.
Siao-Wu crashed his dad’s car in a joyride. The easiest thing to do was to own up to the accident, and get his dad to bail out the car from the mechanic’s.
Logically, too. But that’s not what he did.
No one would loan him the money. Driven to desperation, Siao-Wu roamed the streets looking for means to pay for the repairs.
None of it was logical – gathering bottles for a recycling facility, a short-lived participation in an organised crime, visiting a pawnshop, and walking aimlessly towards the direction of home.
His dad had a surprise for him when he got home. He should have known that it doesn’t pay to lie to his dad.
‘Dad, Your Car’ was based on the filmmaker’s real life experience. It screened at the Independent Days Film Festival in Germany, Beijing Student Film Festival in China and at The Youth Festival of Taiwan.