Gaowa SIQIN, Yun-fat CHOW, Vicky Wei ZHAO
Sixtysomething Mrs. Ye struggles to survive in her corner of fashionable, fast-paced Shanghai. Her faith in human nature is put to the test through her encounters with a trio of con artists. Her 12-year-old nephew who fakes his own kidnapping, a homeless woman who fakes car accidents, and an ageing charmer and amateur opera singer with a cemetery plot scam. Penniless and broken-hearted, Mrs. Ye ends up in hospital herself with a broken arm and leg. After a visit from her estranged daughter, who has never forgiven her for making a new life in Shanghai, she returns to Manchuria to discover a China that modernity has left behind...