21 November 2003 | zzmale
Great film of criticizing the devastation of Cultural Revolution
Workers on a wooden raft in a river with buoys, fleeing the chaos of Cultural Revolution. Although the river is dangerous, it was still far safer than life on land, where political danger are far more deadly.
The raft was the only paradise that was not polluted by the political turmoil, and on its way, workers picked up several refugees, including the ex-girlfriend of the captain, and the current husband of the ex-girlfriend, who was persecuted by Red Guards. To make matters worse, they were approaching the most dangerous section of the river and weather is turning bad, what lies ahead? Can they survive? Can they escape the political turmoil if they survived the natural disaster?