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Drama. A young mother, Sun Liying, newly divorced, is struggling to bring up her young son, who is hearing-impaired, in Beijing. Sun Liying has to find a way of raising enough money to replace a hearing aid that her son badly needs, when the original is broken by some other children in a fight. She is helped by her friend to set up a bookstall, but since it is illegal it is raided by the authorities. She then tries other menial jobs, while spending every spare moment helping her son with his pronunciation and language. The turning point in Sun Liying's predicament comes when she obtains a job as a cleaner at the house of a businessman, who attempts to assault her.

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