Dongmei (2016)

The line between reality and madness is gone. A Chinese woman ends up in the psych ward after fending off a couple of thugs assaulting two young girls and then inexplicably attacking the responding police officers.


Cedric Hill
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Credited cast:
Heidi Li Heidi Li ... Dongmei
Jorge Consejo Jorge Consejo ... Dr. Connors
Kalista Tazlin ... Teenage Caitlin
Dany Bouchedid Dany Bouchedid ... Male Nurse
Laura Messinger Laura Messinger ... Teenage Dongmei
Charles DelGatto ... Middle Aged Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danielle Cooper Danielle Cooper ... Crackhead #3
Bryden Elliott DiGennaro ... Crackhead #1
Raheem Drayton Raheem Drayton ... Crackhead #4
Katie Gillen Katie Gillen ... Dr. Connors' Daughter
Bob Messinger ... Joseph
Jackie Messinger Jackie Messinger ... Nanny
Laura Mosiello Laura Mosiello ... Young Caitlin
Maggie Ronck Maggie Ronck ... Mrs. Connor
Mira Sun Mira Sun ... Young Dongmei


Dongmei is a Chinese woman who ends up in the psych ward after fending off a couple of thugs and then inexplicably attacking the responding police officers. The script is a 22-minute, intense, psychological thriller written to keep audiences guessing throughout. It's an extreme battle of wits between an intelligent, somewhat wise-ass, medicated and unwilling patient who's adept at turning a conversation and a psychiatrist who's overly confident he has what it takes to connect with her. The doctor's confidence starts to falter, however, as the session intensifies and his combative patient takes charge, interspersing vividly descriptive and surprising accounts of her past with perfectly timed personal attacks on her new sparring partner. Even after the doctor seemingly regains control of the session, forcing Dongmei to face some hazy and painful images, it's not unreasonable to expect the tables to be turned again to achieve an unexpected and powerful ending that will leave audiences ...

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The line between reality and madness is gone.


Short | Drama | Thriller



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Release Date:

August 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA


Box Office


$25,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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