About the film
Wen, a political detainee, is released after many years of imprisonment. Arrested for being an alleged communist, he returns, an old man, to an uneasy reunion with his children. Whilst his daughter Mei welcomes him with open arms, his estranged son Tien is resentful about the lost years and rebuffs Wen’s attempts at reconciliation. Has his sacrifice come at too great a price?
Wen also wanders through the city to see how his homeland has transformed into a shining metropolis. He is philosophical about his long detainment without trial and is ready to move on. But as the past collides with the present, unforeseen circumstances force his journey to take a tragic turn.