Wei Bu, a teenager, is on the run after he injures Shuai, a school bully. Ling, Wei's classmate, cuts ties with her mother. Shuai's brother, Cheng, feels responsible for a friend's suicide. Mr Wang, a pensioner, whose family wants to send him to a care home. All the protagonists seem to be drawn to Manzhouli, where an elephant is simply sitting, feeling indifferent to the world.