Daqing Zhu (Zhou Yongping)Jianing Xu (Li Guishan)Feng Zhao (Jin Dongzheng)Yonghan Zhang (Zhou Wenbin)Shuping Wang (Wang Suheng)Peichang Cao (Hei Zi)Youzhi Xu (Li Shun)Liye Cheng (Lao Ma Tou)Boying Liu (Lu Menghua)Lei Liu (Li Guizhi)Yugang Dong (Okano)Yushu Liu (Kimura)Haiying Sun (Nie the police officer supplement)Ping Gui (Bai Feng)Xiaopeng Yan (Jin Shaoqing)Yan Shi (Jin's mother)
Set in 1930s in Northeast China. Three friends attend the high school in Japanese puppet regime in Manchuria. They are forced to study Japanese and learn to live as conquered people. They see that their patriot teacher is arrested, revolutionists are killed, family members are persecuted. They determine to envisage nationalistic pride and make up their minds to fight Japanese aggressors.