This film is about addiction:
Adolescence is the hardest thing for a girl like Alex, who was born with health problems. One day, when she opens her locker, she discovers an old urban myth actually is true……
For this film , I focused on teenagers crime problems. Nowadays , there are increasing numbers of teenagers in China started to become passive or even anti-social , but people didn’t realize how serious the problem is. Some special students have to live in a high pressure environment because of peer bulling , and push him to use something to achieve closure. So something happens just like the film.
Alex need to eat these pills everyday. At the beginning of the film ,people may thought it just a normal bottle of medicine , but when the story begin everything are related to those pills. The “game” is a illusion. The high pressure thought which comes from Alex’s mind makes her crazy , and at last , when the white bottle turn to red, Normal pills became to poison,and her die.
I mixed lots of elements in the film. Just like in Quentin’s film ‘Inglourious Basterds’ , He use David Bowie’s music to represent a 2nd world war story. I added a clip of Elvis Presley’s music to achieve a defamilarization effect.And also, I used lots of bird’s eye view scenes. this idea comes from ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ by Wes Anderson. It makes comedy element into the film.At last , the story goes deeper and darker. I don’t want to make the film too boring, So I used a special background music and made the ending to feel like a black fairy tale to intensify the texture of the film.