In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. For the film's characters, Manzhouli becomes an obsession, a longed-for escape. Schoolboy Bu (Yuchang Peng) is on the run after pushing a bully down the stairs. Bu's classmate Ling (Uvin Wang) has fallen for the charms of her teacher. The bully's older brother Cheng (Yu Zhang) feels responsible for the suicide of a friend. And there's Mr. Wang (Congxi Li), an army veteran whose son wants to offload him into a home. In virtuoso visual compositions, the film tells the story of one single suspenseful day from dawn to dusk, when the train to Manzhouli is set to depart.
Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang, Congxi Li, Xiang Rong Dong, Jing Guo, Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang, Miaomiao He, Ximan Huang, Wei Kong, Yixin Kong, Binyuan Li, Danyi Li, Qing LI, Suyun Li, Zhenghui Ling, Jianmin Liu, Wang Ning, Shunzi, Chaobei Wang