Saving Mother Robot

Saving Mother Robot

Taipei, late Dec 2012. The city is going through an unprecedented winter heatwave, with temperatures in the 30s. Eight-year-old Tiger (Antoine) lives with his divorced mother, Cao Yi (Vivian Hsu), 36, who is struggling to make ends meet with her job as a magazine editor and reduced alimony payments from her ex-husband (Tang Kuo-chung). Tiger, who has a hyper-active imagination and sees his mother as a run-down robot who needs a new model, is not very bright at school and worries his art teacher (Mini Yang) with the dark pictures he draws in class. Against her will, Cao Yi is assigned by her slave-driver boss (Eric Tsang) to accompany a visiting photographer, Xiao Tie (Huang Xiaoming), who has come to do a wildlife feature on how the Red Kite is being affected by the unseasonal weather. In fact, he's doing some private research on UFOs, in which he believed as a kid. As Xiao Tie spends more time with Cao Yi and Tiger, he finds he has a lot in common with the boy's hyper-active imagination and also starts to take a liking to the mother. Then Tiger gets it into head that his "robot" mother is slowly breaking down, and sets out on a mission to "rescue" her. 

Country: Taiwanese

Status: Completed

Released: 2013

Genre: comedy, fantasy

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