In Chengdu, China, a retired female opera singer named Master Chang takes in a trio of young tenants into her boarding home. The tenants include a rock singer and a college student who has run away from home.
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Profound in the Nihilist sense. Existence is pointless. Deeply depressing. A film about four luckless characters coming together but unable to muster any kind of hope or courage to live life unmaterialistically. Chooses suicide as escape.
Three slackers rent rooms from a retired Peking Opera singer. There are clashes but they grow to understand each other. Their landlady cannot overcome her deep grief at the loss of her son. Fan Bingbing delivers a very intense performance. I have grown to appreciate her strength of her performances in this film and Lost in Beijing.