Based on a true social event, The Rice Bomber depicts a series of bombing events in Taiwan a decade ago. It is a time when the agriculture is struggling to survive. A man strives to arouse the government’s attention and to revive its conscience by making 17 rice bombs.
In November 2003, the bomb disposal squad tries to dispose a “rice bomb” in a park in Taipei. On the bomb is attached a note, stating “Against rice importing,” “the government should look after its people.” Among the onlookers, a man recalls the beautiful rice field from his childhood, waving in the breeze. He is Yang Rumen.