Flip Over takes place in Jinguashi, the abandoned gold mine of Taiwan. The factory is a huge building, from where long pipes run along the mountain to evacuate emissions of gaz. The exploitation site is abandoned from 1987, but it remains the chemical used to remove the gold from the ore, as Mercury that stay in the ground and might contaminate the rivers and the sea.
Mercury is a neurotoxin that affects the blood system and causes cardiac arrest, seizures, up to death. This film retraces the last moment of a mutant immersed in this poisoned world.