“Mi” has nothing to lose. Everything to gain. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she is winning in life. “Mi” is dying of Tuberculosis (TB), a disease with no cure at the time (Post War Period). “Mi” couldn’t care less, with cigarettes and brandy as her close companions. Post-WWII Rangoon nightlife is her playground. She is popular among upper-class men and known for her cleverness and ability to fool men. No one knows her true back story.
Still, most men fall for her. Even though they knew that she could fool them, men are always after “Mi.” Among those men, Mg Ko Lay is the young, naïve one and madly in love with “Mi” who treats him the same as other men. Unable to stand the emotional toll being with Mi causes him, Mg Ko Lay runs away from “Mi” by taking a job at a timber camp in the jungle, far away from Rangoon. There, he met Ko Thaw Swe, his boss, and treated Mg Ko Lay like his own brother. From Mg Ko Lay’s nightly heartbroken confessions, Ko Thaw Swe gets to know “Mi.” Not helping for Mg Ko Lay is “Mi” writing regular taunting letters to him. One day, Mg Ko Lay committed suicide. Thaw Swe got fired because of the incident.
Thaw Swe really wants to meet “Mi,” who could drive a man to his own death. Thaw Swe came to Ran- goon, wanting to teach “Mi” a lesson. When they meet, everything changes. Thaw Swe learns stories of “Mi” from a lot of different men. Each man has different stories of “Mi.” Thaw Swe could not figure out which one is true. Even though Thaw Swe knows “Mi” is fooling him, he, too, can’t help getting attracted to “Mi.” He soon realizes that he is becoming like Mg Ko Lay, and he finds himself trying to rescue “Mi” from her bad environment.
But there is so much more that he doesn’t know about “Mi.” Later he gets tangled in a Murder Case of a rich man who has a connection with Mi. Is Mi innocent? Mi is dying anyway. What’s the motive? Thaw Swe doesn’t understand “Mi” from the beginning. “Mi” doesn’t try to prove her innocence either. Yet, Thaw Swe becomes an intimate player in the web of mystery that “Mi” has laid out, rife with dangers, corruptions, and deceits. Meanwhile, “Mi” has what she thinks is the bigger problem than anything, doubting her existence. Will Thaw Swe able to help Mi? The real question is, “Does Mi really want to be helped?”
Na Gyi – Writer & Director
Nwe Oo – Producer
Paing Phyoe Thu – “Mi”
Nay Toe – “Thaw Swe”