Cultural Revolution, but fell in love, started a family, and stayed on after his rehabilitation. He returns at last to find a son who's gone missing, and he discovers that another Cultural Revolution has taken place. He seeks help from his daughter Yanhong and from a friendly policeman on the brink of retirement. It sinks in that his daughter's circumstances are pretty squalid. Her roommate is a whore who brings johns to their apartment, and Yanhong herself isn't much better. She's a hostess at He Ge's karaoke club, and the job involves a lot more than singing badly. She's also carrying He Ge's baby; she knows it's his because he's "the only one who never wears a condom." While Qi Ming and the cop pursue every possible lead, it becomes apparent that He Ge knows more about the missing man than he's letting on. Meanwhile, Yanhong is in danger of becoming collateral damage in a gang war between He Ge's crew and the powerful Director Tang who fancies her and resents He Ge hogging her for himself.
Yuan Tian as Yanhong, who travels in the opposite direction of her father, from city to country, but actually retraces his footsteps of forty years before.
Here's an English-subtitled trailer, uploaded to YouTube by globalfilminitiative: