The film gives a glimpse of Taiwan's natural features, from high steep mountains, to shallow coral reefs. In between you'll find lush green fields, many wild life, but also the diverse way its people live. Because though Taiwan houses some of the world's biggest cities, the mountains running through the middle of the island cut the urbanised west from the more rural east. At the same time, Taiwan has a lot of different aboriginal tribes. Through this you might just come to appreciate Taiwan better than ever before.
The movie is centered on a couple, Nader and Simin, and their 11-year-old daughter, Termeh. Nader and Simin are about to leave the country for good; however, Nader has a change of heart and decides to stay and look after his father who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone.