Chen Shi (Self - Driver)
Beijing, a city rushing toward modernization, is the coordinate of China. Covered in the mask of the night, desire grows. Taxi, swarming in the city, never seems to pause. A taxi driver, thirty years old, married for 7 years, lives in Beijing. His passion has gone, in a city on its peak time of passion. Passengers are, teachers, doctors, students, merchants, pimps, prostitutes, believers - In spring, the driver says to every passenger, "the sand storm is coming tomorrow." Summer comes, the driver complains to the passengers that his wife doesn't love him anymore. The passengers also have their own share of stories of happiness and sorrow. Someone is going through a break-up and it is heart-breaking; someone came all the way to meet his old lover in a night club of Beijing; someone told the driver, it's normal to have a loveless life. Autumn time, the driver tells the passengers that, he wants to be a monk, but where is the place with the absolute peace? Different passengers have different responses and answers - Seasons change, color of the night remains, in which resides the stories of the mix of dreams, desires, and human nature.