Awards: FIPRESCI Award, Hong Kong International Film Festival
Xiao Xue is nineteen and lives in a town in northern China. During the day she works as a sales assistant in a fashion store. At night she accompanies her boss on his various social engagements and activities. She makes herself useful as a hostess when he invites his friends out, joining him on outings to karaoke bars and nightclubs. Xiao Xue sees all of this as an opportunity to improve her standard of living. But then, out of the blue, she falls pregnant and this changes her life in an unexpected way.