Zhili, 150 km from Shanghai. In this city dedicated to textile manufacturing, young people flock from all the rural regions crossed by the Yangtze river. They are 20-year old, share dorms, eat in the passageways. They work relentlessly to be able one day to raise a child, buy a house or build their own workshop. Among them, friendships and romantic relationships dawn and come undone to the rythm of the seasons, the bankrupcies and familial pressures.