Set sometime in the 1970s during the Chinese Cultural Revolution period, the film depicts the clothing, interior
styles and music typical of the time. The film begins with a couple slow dancing silently in modest living quarters, then cuts to a stylized 1940s interior with a male actor dancing alone to waltz music. An unidentified male appears in both scenes as if interrupting a memory being replayed. Crew members including a makeup artist, prop assistant, and gaffer reveal the construction of the scenery.