3am. 1980s Hongjing. In an aging private hospital, a single-minded surgeon is forced to break her physician’s oath when violent gangsters storm in to stop a crucial operation.
Mothers can summon the strength to lift cars. Captains are determined to go down with their sinking ship. Octopuses will not eat for two months, dedicated to protect their eggs. It is possible that the only thing stronger than an animal’s will to live is their willingness to lie down their lives to protect something that they truly love, whether that is their offspring, their pride, their integrity, or the honor that is both required and earned by their life’s work.