For more than a half a century, the Heilongjiang Acrobatic troupe kept audiences on the edge of their seats with a contemporary spin on traditional Chinese acrobatics. Then, the company's artistic director had an idea: Put the act on ice. Follow a group of graduates from the Wuqiao School of Acrobatic Arts as they train for the troupe's upcoming Aurora on Ice tour during the obstacle-filled preparations for their big opening night in Taipei.
In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated.
This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta).