The Magician on the Skywalk (Ep. 1-2)

The life of a shoemaker’s child is turned upside down by the arrival of an unkempt, self-proclaimed magician who sets up a shady business next to his tiny stall on a skywalk.

Through the stories of nine kids living in the Chinese Shopping Mall, this series depicts the experiences of a shoe shop kid, a writer, a locksmith, and a decorating foreman. While the ten short stories may seem irrelevant at first glance, they are nevertheless connected with the Chinese Shopping Mall and a certain magician on the skywalk. This series is not about a nostalgic reconstruction of the Chinese Shopping Mall in the 1980s in Taipei, but about each of the characters searching for redemption for reality from their memories. Central to the stories is the message that kids will not grow up until they have experienced sorrows in life. And these memories will become critical scenarios in their life, nor will they fade for any reason; just like some kind of magic moment.


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