When Chen's estranged wife reappears asking for a divorce, their music-loving daughter decides she will live with the parent that can provide her with a piano. After efforts to borrow money and even steal a piano fail, Chen concocts a preposterous plan – he'll make a piano from scratch! He persuades a bunch of reluctant, but loyal, misfit friends to help him forge the instrument in a derelict factory from a heap of scrap steel. Though crude in design and tune, the factory piano awaits its first and final performance from his little girl.
“A delightful Chinese film that artfully blends music, romance, comedy and just a little social comment.” –Screen Daily
DIRECTED BY ZHANG MENG
CHINA | 2010 | MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES