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Village schoolteacher Li is searching for his lost son. He goes to the big city Wuhan, where his daughter lives in the red-light district, as the girl-friend of a brothel keeper. Li finds an aide in an old policeman but tragedy ensues in this subtle melodrama by the country's most prominent representative of Chinese Realism. At Cannes, it won the award in the section Un certain regard.The film will also be shown as an exclusive Avant Premiere on the occasion of China Time at the Passage Kino on September 27 at 8 pm!