Lu Yanshi is arrested as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution in China, and is forced into a labour camp for the forseeable future. Only once has he managed to escape his captors clutches to meet his wife Feng, Wanyu at a train station, but they are ultimately betrayed and separated once again. He never gave up hope though, and when the Revolution ends, he walks free; free to live his life and free to hold his wife and daughter in his arms again. What he hopes is an emotional reunion, however, turns to confusion when Feng fails to recognise him. She has been left with memory loss after an accident, and although she has waited for years for the return of her husband, his appearance doesn't register in her at all. Lu has no choice but to accept Feng's condition, and do what he can to build a relationship again.
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During the Cultural Revolution in China, Lu Yanshi was viciously torn away from his beloved wife Feng Wanyu and forced to work in a labour camp. In an enormously risky operation, he manages to escape his imprisonment in order to meet Wanyu at a rail station - unfortunately, their secret meeting plans are betrayed to the prison officials and he is immediately re-arrested. Many years later, the Revolution has ended and he is finally freed. However, when he returns home to his wife, he discovers that she is suffering permanent amnesia following an accident and doesn't believe Yanshi to be her husband. Instead, she waits patiently each day for Yanshi's return while he desperately tries to jog her memory. When his efforts seem fruitless, he does what he can to remain close to her - even if it means leaving their romance behind.
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John Miller is an American mortician who visits the Chinese town of Nanjing in order to prepare the dead priest of a Catholic church for burial. This is soon after the city was invaded by the Japanese military, and John finds inside the church a group of young convent women terrified and hiding out in the building. He grudgingly accepts that he must be the protector of these women, and the group of prostitutes from a nearby brothel that rush into the building also looking for refuge. John poses as a priest and starts to make plans to get the girls out of the city where it is safer. Claiming sanctuary for his refugees to the Japanese armed forces, the colonel agrees to keep the church protected by placing his guards at the door; although this means that the girls cannot be raped (as are the intentions of many of the soldiers) it also means that they cannot leave. But the question remains whether the opposing forces will respect the rules of sanctuary for the Chinese or just take what they want before they leave regardless of the law.
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Lu Yanshi is arrested as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution in China, and...
During the Cultural Revolution in China, Lu Yanshi was viciously torn away from his beloved...