Roadside newspaper seller Yu Quan is paying his respects at the cemetery, when a ruckus catches his attention.
A marching band of thugs, the Serpents, are hunting their prey: a rival gang. Yu Quan disapproves, but does not intervene.
Later at night, the Serpents are caught in another fight. This time, one of them comes up to his stall.
Yu Quan decides to strikes up a conversation with this young man, who is so sure of his adopted gangster family.
See if this unlikely duo can find common ground!