This film inspired by Peng Lei's own experience sees the multi-talented creator returning to his punk rock roots and chronicling the rock'n'roll journey of Beijing's youth. It is the first film revealing the native pop culture scene in China, filling in a gap in Chinese filmmaking. The cast was sourced almost entirely from the Beijing music scene. The wandering storyline focuses more on creating a certain mood than it does on climaxes and denouements. The director is a pioneer of Chinese pop culture with a practice encompassing music, film and art, who became iconic by his unique aesthetic style. He is best known as the front-man of Beijing's most famous band New Pants.
Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her.
Four tales unfold in the Eternal City: While vacationing in Rome, architect John encounters a young man whose romantic woes remind him of a painful incident from his own youth; retired opera director Jerry discovers a mortician with an amazing voice, and he seizes the opportunity to rejuvenate his own flagging career; a young couple have separate romantic interludes; a spotlight shines on an ordinary man.