Coming of age during the Cultural Revolution in China, sixteen-year-old
Ma Xiaojun yearns to rebel against the system. But while he manages to
get into plenty of trouble with his friends, he also nurtures a more
solitary side, a mysterious obsession with keys, and the desire to
achieve greatness. When maturity yields a newfound interest in the
opposite sex, Xiaojun finds himself intrigued by the untouchable Mi
Lan. Will he ever find the key to unlock her heart?