Hsu Zi Qi is a young woman living alone. Lee is the son of Zi Qi's landlady. Feng is a young builder. One morning, these three people accidentally meet. Through the interconnecting characters, the film explores the moments of loneliness and regret that punctuate lives in a modern metropolis, emphasising the importance and necessity of simple human contact.
Huang Xi, born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1975, graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She had worked with director Hou Hsiao-hsien on Goodbye South Goodbye and The Assassin. Missing Johnny is her directorial debut.