The Road Not Taken (2018)
113 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In the depths of western China's Gobi Desert, Yong (Wang Xuebing) operates a dilapidated ostrich farm, which is the last throw of the dice for him as he tries to win back his ex-wife and repair his life. One day, Mr. Wu (Wang Xufeng) comes looking for a debt to be repaid. When Yong can't come up with the money, Wu leaves a lonely little boy (Zhu Gengyou) behind, telling Yong to look after him. Suspecting his ex-wife might be considering another marriage, Yong takes the boy along as he looks for her. In three days crossing the Gobi, they meet depressed female trucker Mei (Ma YiLi), and the three lonely people become a pseudo-family. More people join the action, and the relationship between Yong and the boy is constantly tested as it evolves over the journey. In the end, through this series of random encounters, every person embarks on his/her own path of no return.