Chen Zejun was a middle-aged policeman who was very unhappy about his life. At this age, he was still an ordinary policeman. His wife disliked him for having no future, and chose to divorce him. Their only daughter was left behind, although they barely communicate, she was still his lifeblood.
Different from Wen Jianing who deliberately acted younger, although Chen Zejun played by Lu Jinlang was not much younger than his actual age, he was dressed up especially for this role in both clothing and makeup, and grew a mustache.
This moustache was commented by Wen Jianing as unexpectedly sexy when he was making out with Lu Jinlang at night. Lu Jinlang rubbed his lips on Wen Jianing’s naked back. Wen Jianing felt the prick and itchy touch of his beard on the smooth skin. He tightened his fingers on the pillow under him, gasped and laughed.
Lu Jinlang asked him what he was laughing at.
Wen Jianing said, “It feels so strange, it’s like a different person.”
Lu Jinlang stopped, and suddenly asked, “Do you like this guise?”
Before Wen Jianing could answer, Lu Jinlang suddenly covered his mouth with one hand and blindfolded his eyes with the other, raised his head, and then bit his shoulder hard.
Wen Jianing was fortunate that the weather was very cold now, and his clothes in the movie were more tightly wrapped. Lu Jinlang did not leave a hickey on his neck, and generally speaking, no one would be able to see it.
When Lu Jinlang appeared on the crew, he still felt refreshed. He first went to the dressing room to make-up. Then he and Wen Jianing would have a lot of scenes together.
Chen Zejun still came to the rehabilitation facility to pick up his daughter that day as usual.
The small institution was not formal. Teachers often skipped class and left children to play alone in the classroom. Chen Zejun was naturally dissatisfied with this, but there was nothing he could do about it, as he had no money.
When he walked into the classroom, Chen Zejun saw the body of his daughter lying naked on the ground.
The camera gave Lu Jinlang a close-up of his face. At the first, he was a little stunned, and his eyes which were usually listless widened, and then when he walked slowly to the little girl’s side, he reached out and hugged her head. With trembling fingers he probed her breath, he opened his lips slightly, and then he wanted to speak, but he seemed to be unable to speak because his voice was hoarse and he was shaking too much, but if you look closely at the mouth shape, you should find that he was calling for his daughter’s name.
Then came a wave of emotions. He hugged the girl tightly in his arms, first buried his head on her neck and cried depressively, then raised his head to let out a long, drawn-out cry.
The entire shooting scene was very quiet and seemed to be affected by his emotions. Wen Tinghuan, who was watching them shooting, suddenly felt teary.
Afterwards, Chen Zejun heard movement in the small cabinet at the back of the classroom, and his first thought was that the criminal was hiding inside. He gently put his daughter down, reached out and took out a gun, and walked towards the cabinet in a vigilant posture. He took a deep breath, stretched out his hand to open the cabinet door, and immediately aimed the gun at the person in the cabinet.
However, what he saw was Ye Xing, who was curled up like a shivering ball inside.
At that moment, Chen Zejun did not completely dispel his suspicion to Ye Xing, and he kept aiming the gun at the teenager’s direction. But Ye Xing was obviously shocked, he hugged himself into a ball, his eyes wandering.
Regarding the role of Ye Xing, Wen Jianing and Xie Ruoming talked a lot about it, because no matter how much he understood, he had not been with real autistic patients day and night, and he was not fully sure what kind of performance this role should have under what circumstances. However, Xie Ruoming said to him, Ye Xing is not really autistic in the first place. Even if he had been with some children with autism for a long time, not everyone’s symptoms are exactly the same. Sometimes they often just felt like doing whatever they wanted.
At this time, Lu Jinlang, who played Chen Zejun, had painful and sharp eyes, like a knife to destroy himself and others. With a hoarse voice, he asked, “Who did it?”
Wen Jianing made himself look like a frightened hamster. He wanted to find a hiding place for himself, but the person in front of him didn’t allow it at this time.
Chen Zejun grabbed Ye Xing’s arm, dragged him out, and shouted, “Who did it?!”
Ye Xing hadn’t looked at his eyes from beginning to end, and murmured something.
“What did you say?” Chen Zejun put his ear to his mouth.
Ye Xing repeated it once, with endless panic in his voice. He said, “Man.”
When the filming reached this point, the scene was over.
After shooting, Wen Jianing approached Xie Ruoming and watched the replay from the monitor with him.
“How is it?” Wen Jianing asked.
Xie Ruoming nodded, “Not bad.” He felt that this was the Ye Xing he wanted.
While they were resting, Lu Jinlang asked him, “Does your hand hurt?”
Wen Jianing has thin skin. Lu Jinlang just grabbed his hand and dragged him out of the cabinet with a lot of strength, and now his wrist still looked red.
Wen Jianing moved his wrist indifferently and said, “It doesn’t hurt as much as the bite you gave me last night.”
The two people spoke very quietly, but Wen Tinghuan who was handing Wen Jianing jackets heard the words, “Tone it down a little bit, don’t let everyone here hear it.”
Both of them smiled and didn’t talk anymore.
After this scene, the police arrived at the scene immediately, the forensic doctor began to examine the little girl’s body, and Chen Zejun and Ye Xing were interrogated separately.
Chen Zejun was still in a state of emotional instability, which was easy for Lu Jinlang to handle.
His colleague handed him a cigarette and lit it with a lighter. He brought the cigarette to his lips, took a deep breath, then closed his eyes hard, and for a moment he looked like he had aged several years again.
Ye Xing didn’t cooperate with the questioning. He refused to say anything, and he couldn’t talk to people normally. The only thing he uttered was the word ‘man’.
Chen Zejun strode towards Ye Xing, reached out and grabbed one of his wrists and asked, “What man?”
Ye Xing’s eyes drifted away, and he still said, “Man.” But because of Chen Zejun’s fierce movements, he trembled slightly.
Chen Zejun patiently asked, “Was it a man who killed my daughter?”
Ye Xing did not answer directly. He said, “It was a man.” But it was not possible to understand whether he was simply repeating Chen Zejun’s words or answering Chen Zejun’s question.
Chen Zejun couldn’t help but explode. He pulled Ye Xing forcefully, “Did you see it? Do you know who killed my daughter?”
The surrounding police officers stepped forward and pulled them away. Because of Chen Zejun’s violent movements, Ye Xing fell to the ground and was then helped up and taken away.
There was a lot of physical friction in this scene. After filming, Wen Jianing found that there was a broken skin on the back of his hand.
Lu Jinlang gave him a band-aid and said, “Be careful yourself.”
Wen Jianing smiled, put the band-aids on, and sighed, “There are still a lot of scenes to play together later.”
“What?” Lu Jinlang asked him, “You don’t want to play the scenes with me?”
Wen Jianing smiled and said, “Isn’t there still a bed scene? I’m afraid I will be unable to restrain it.”
Lu Jinlang said, “Don’t worry, I won’t let you get away with it.”
The two joked, Lu Jinlang said again, “Will this character have a psychological burden?”
Wen Jianing shook his head, “I have been acting for so many years, so I won’t have that kind of problem. This kind of role is indeed a bit fascinating, but I can tell the difference between reality and acting.”
Lu Jinlang heard the words and said, “That’s good.”
Wen Lin took the time to visit Wen Jianing’s crew. His legs had almost fully recovered. Now, as long as he didn’t exercise vigorously, there was no problem with walking normally.
When Wen Lin arrived, they were filming a scene where Chen Zejun came to a rehabilitation institution to find Ye Xing.
Ye Xing had been questioned by the police, and apart from knowing that the prisoner was a man, he had no other clues. The questioning process was also uneventful because Ye Xing was unable to communicate with anyone.
But Chen Zejun thought that he could ask more from Ye Xing, because his daughter was a child with autism, and he knew how to communicate with him better. But his superior did not agree with him to question Ye Xing, because he was not the police officer who handled this case. He had a relationship with the victim and it was easy to put too much personal feelings into it.
So Chen Zejun chose to find Ye Xing in private.
This was the first time Wen Lin has seen Lu Jinlang acting. He knew that Lu Jinlang was good at acting, but watching it closely was even more impressive.
Chen Zejun stopped Ye Xing in the corridor of the rehabilitation facility and dragged him to the small balcony. Ye Xing looked very anxious and wanted to leave, but Chen Zejun grabbed his backpack and refused to return it to him.
Ye Xing tried hard to get his bag back.
Chen Zejun put the bag behind him, Ye Xing put his hands around his waist, and reached out to grab it behind him.
When Wen Lin saw this scene, he thought of the relationship between the two of them, and he couldn’t help laughing.
Lu Jinlang and Wen Jianing did not notice the reactions of other people. They were very immersed in their performance. Lu Jinlang stretched out his hand to pinch Wen Jianing’s chin, forced him to look at himself, and asked, “Who is that man?”
Wen Jianing still did not meet his eyes, but he could not break free, so he could only say, “A man.”
Lu Jinlang’s sharp eyes eased slightly, and he said in a coaxing tone, “Tell me, and I will return the backpack to you. It’s time for you to have dinner. It would be bad if you missed the time.”
Wen Jianing seemed to be trying to remember, and finally said, “Very thin.”
“Very skinny?” Lu Jinlang asked urgently, “What else?”
Wen Jianing hadn’t spoken yet, and someone broke into this small balcony. It was the teacher of the rehabilitation institution. She shouted, “What are you going to do? Let him go!”
Then the director called to stop.
Wen Lin stood up and applauded softly for them.
Wen Jianing walked to him and gave him a hug.
The author has something to say:
The content of this film was originally planned to be a short story, but now I plan to explain it completely during the shooting process, and then in the end everyone understands it, it should be all over. Readers who don’t like it are welcome to skip the last chapter to see the ending.
It is worth to read it though, don’t skip, lolol
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