Three thirty-year-old friends reunite in Beijing after nearly 10 years
apart. They used to be free-wheeling rock-and-rollers without a care in the
world, but now, after tasting their own variation of freedom in new China, they
are tormented by how unforgiving and unglamorous life had become. Nothing at all
like the fame and fortune they dreamed about as kids.
stories of disappointment over beers, they are reminded of how much youth
they've lost when a group of kids torments them into a brawl.
Re-energized by the encounter, they decide to reform the band and this time take
over the world. But reality gets in the way when one of them finds out his
family is going to be evicted along with their whole neighborhood due to shady
government zoning. Putting their dreams aside to fight for their rightful
property, they find themselves in a violent uprising pitting neighborhood
residents against police and bulldozers... And when the heat gets turned up high
enough, fuses are bound to be lit...
A story of youthful dreams clashing with
the reality of adulthood, set against the backdrop of modern China.