Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Gu Yan is a professional photographer who has come to the airport to send his wife off to Vancouver to learn English. She will be gone for a good long time, and after he sees her off, he is understandably morose. There in the airport lounge, while drinking a few beers, he meets Lin Zhouyan, who faints in his arms as her husband goes off for a similarly long stay overseas. The gentle busybody photographer takes her home with him to make sure she's all right - attentions she doesn't welcome. They soon part, but over the next months and years they continually run into each other. Eventually, they have become friends who trust one another. They decide to impersonate a man and wife in order to attend the Spring Festival, but at no point do they appear to be tempted to indulge in a sexual liaison.