The family of 12-year-old Xiao Xiao (Liu Qing) arranges her marriage to 2-year-old Chun Guan (Zhang Yu) and sends her to a remote, rural village where she lives with her prospective in-laws and raises the boy mostly by herself. Four years later, Xiao Xiao (Na Renhua) succumbs to the charms of handsome farmhand Hua Gou (Deng Xiao-quang) but finds her reputation in danger. In a world where dishonored women can be put to death, Xiao Xiao's future is far from certain.
farmhand, teen girl, young woman, fiancé, in-law, parent, melodramatic, sad, profound, china, farm, village, field, women's rights, infidelity, passion, family honor, tradition, punishment, transformation, temptation, forbidden love, 1900s
Showing the time period's culture and how its expectations could control and ruin lives.