The Abandoned 查無此心
Under the glittering fireworks of New Year’s Eve, the mutilated body of a Thai migrant worker is found on the outskirts of Taipei. Her heart has been carefully extracted by a mysterious serial killer targeting undocumented migrant workers. Seasoned detective Wu Jie, who is processing grief of her own, is forced to team up with illicit labour broker You-sheng to solve the slayings. These mysterious murders send her to face the city’s unspoken secrets and marginalised lives.
The Abandoned is an intriguing blend of crime drama and emotional tragedy. In director TSENG Ying-ting’s sophomore feature, the murders are a departure point into probing the depths of despair and the traces that lost loved ones leave on the living. Golden Horse Award nominee Ning CHANG leads the cast in a layered thriller set in the dark streets and evocative soundscape of urban Taiwan.
Cast:Ning CHANG, Ethan JUAN
TSENG Ying-ting graduated with a master’s degree in filmmaking from the National Taiwan University of Arts. His debut feature, The Last Verse (2017), premiered at the Busan International Film Festival.