Chen Xiushui is an English teacher in Taiwan. The boy he tutors has a sister, Wang Biyun. They fall in love. But he’s a leftist and leaves Taiwan to fight for a new China. They make a pledge to see each other one day. On the mainland Chen Xiushui is active in the Korean War as a doctor and a soldier and later in rebuilding the country, working in Tibet. He changes his name to Xu Xiuyun. A woman by the name Wang Jindi, also a soldier, falls in love with him, but he is still thinking of Wang Biyun. In the meantime, Wang Biyun, still in Taiwan, is waiting for her love to return.
We follow the story in retrospective as Wang Biyun, now an old woman living in New York, sends her adopted daughter to find out what exactly happened to Chen Xiushui some 60 years ago.
Cast: Kun Chen, Chen Qiushui, Steven Cheung, Han Chin, Athena Chu, Ah Lei Gua, Vivian Hsu, Isabella Leong, Bingbing Li, Wang Jindi, Kuei-Mei Yang
Directed: Li Yin
Runtime: 117 min
Also Known As: Yun shui yao
Country: China, Taiwan