|Wang Shuangbao||Head of the Village|
|Chen Tianlu||Commune Director|
In the early 1970s, teenage friends Ma Jianling and Luo Min are forced to move to a remote mountain village for re-education during China's Cultural Revolution. Luo falls in love with a beautiful girl known as the Little Seamstress, who thirsts for the Western music and literature that the village chief considers insufficiently Maoist. The friends read to her from a cache of suppressed European literature that opens her mind to new possibilities.