The young Meng lives alone with his father, who makes a living by doing toilsome and dangerous physical work. They rarely see each other and even when they are together, there is a gaping silence between them. The reserved Meng has difficulty fitting in with his peers, so his wish to belong leads him into violent company. Due to a set of circumstances, he finds himself serving the military in the jungle ahead of time, where he discovers completely new sides to life. The images of pristine nature and the primal sounds of the jungle meditatively lull us into a reflection on the mystical connection between generations.
»The aesthetic approach Jow Zhi Wei takes, the long moments of silence, camera slowly panning, all evoke the masters of contemplative cinema. This is ‘slow cinema’ at its finest, especially because Jow Zhi Wei isn’t aping his more famous predecessors but shares sensibilities and sensitivity with them.«
– Marc van de Klashorst, International Cinephile Society