Zuo Shouquan is the director of the morning paper in a north-eastern city. He has a daughter, Zuo Mingming, who lives with his ex-wife. The girl is neglecting her studies. She is not particularly interested in her education. Her father wants her to move and start working at his newspaper. Zuo Mingming won’t have it; she plays in a band and her only dream is to pursue a musical career in the south. Father versus daughter, north versus south – a deeply rooted conflict between different systems of values in a contemporary Chinese comedy.