In Taiwan, teenage lovers Wan (Wang Jingwen) and Huen (Xin Shufen) find life in their remote mining town unbearable. So, against their families' wishes, they quit school and emigrate to Taipei to find jobs. But, lacking education, neither can find anything more than menial employment. Though they experience some joy during nights spent with friends, city life proves very bleak for the young lovers. Then, when Wan is drafted into the military, they must struggle to keep their love alive.
Director: Hsiao-hsien Hou
Writer: T'ien-wen Chu and Nien-Jen Wu
Cast: Wang Jingwen, Xin Shufen and Li Tianlu