This movie is adapted from the novel Heroes in Tongbai. Xiao Hua, a sister of Zhao Yongsheng, is deserted by her poor family. He Xiangdong, a woodworker, adopts her and rename her He Cuigu.... See full summary »
In the 1980s, encouraged by the government, a large number of families leave Chinese cities to settle in the poorer regions of the country, in order to develop local industry. The film's ... See full summary »
In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »
Contemporary criticism of an era half a decade earlier
Idealistic youth fed up with the injustice of the society and tries to find a land of purity in remote rural region, but the dream was ruthlessly crashed for that it was discovered that even somewhere as remote as distant village, the escape of social injustice is impossible.
The story is told in the form of love triangle of two men and a woman, and outside the love triangle, a young widow.
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