Set in Taipei, in 1960, the film revolves around a true incident that took place during Edward Yang’s adolescence and focuses on a generation facing the limitations of the Taiwanese traditional cultural identity as well as social and political constraints.
14-year old Xiao Si’r attends a Junior High night school as he struggles with academic failure. His father is a hard-working civil servant who, among millions of Mainland Chinese, fled to Taipei in the wake of 1949’s civil war. In response to their repressive milieu, Xiao Si’r and his best friends Cat and Airplane get involved with the local ‘Little Park’ gang. Xiao Si’r falls in love for Ming, a girl who’s attached to Honey, an exiled gang leader. When Honey returns, the rivalry between the ‘271’ gang and the Little Park gang reaches i