In the year 1999, a time before the widespread digital footprint, an unconventional tale unfolds where a fabricated family comes to life. Motivated by the desire to bring joy to his ailing father and earn his approval, Pong concocts a unique plan. He assembles a makeshift family, carefully selecting individuals to play specific roles in this elaborate charade.
Pong’s former girlfriend, Lily, becomes an integral part of the plan, stepping into the role of his wife and assuming the responsibilities of a mother to their two fictional children. The cast is completed by Kek, an employee at a pager company, and Bung, the owner of a video rental shop, who take on the roles of Pong and Lily’s pretend offspring.
As the narrative unfolds, the fake family embarks on a journey that blurs the lines between reality and fiction. Against the backdrop of a world where digital footprints are yet to become ubiquitous, this unique family strives to create a facade that not only deceives the outside world but also serves as a source of pride and fulfillment for Pong’s terminally ill father.
This heartwarming and unconventional story explores the lengths to which people go for the sake of familial bonds and the profound impact of these makeshift connections on the lives of those involved. The narrative promises a nostalgic trip to a pre-digital era, where human connections and the quest for familial approval take center stage in a touching and humorous tale.