Working at a nightclub in Chengdu, a transgender Chinese woman receives an unexpected visit from her cousin, informing her that the mother she has brushed aside, has died. As the only "son", she feels obligated to return to her birthplace for the sake of her family, even though she'll have to hide her true self from those that once shared her past.
Almost Red Prod.
Did You Know?
The dialogue of Sunken Plum is spoken in the Sichuanese language. The use of a local dialect is not new in the career of its directors since in the previous shorts of the trilogy, Ni Jing: Thou Shalt Not Steal
(2013) and Floating Melon
(2015), they deliberately ignored the official Mandarin language in order to use the dialect of the Sichuan province. Similar to their use of the Asturian language in the film Advent (IV)
(2016), produced in Spain in 2016. Even though "Sichuanese" enjoys extensive use by more than 260 millions of China's population, and despite the huge differences between "Sichuanese" and "Mandarin", "Sichuanese" has not been elevated to the status of an official "language" and is merely considered to be a "dialect". See more
Written by Zhiwen Leng
and Xiang Gu
Performed by Xiang Gu
Administered by 'Almost Red Prod. [cn]'
Played on club performance and end credits See more