An entrepreneurial miner is racked by guilt over the death of his older co-worker and father figure, whose wife he is having an affair with. Set in the fictional community of Tianquan, somewhere in bleak northern China, coal miner Li Guangsheng lives and works with the older Zhongmin, a father figure. Guangsheng, who is secretly having an affair with Zhongmin's wife, is mortified when Zhongmin dies in a mine explosion and blames himself for not saving his friend. Suffering an attack of impotence, he sends Zhongmin's widow away. After buying the mine under a new government policy designed to encourage private initiative, Guangsheng works like a Trojan to clear and re-open the site. He's joined in this by Zhongmin's son, A-fu, and gradually makes a success of the mine.
While inside a tent, the younger miner grabs the older miner's wife from behind while she is setting down the lamp and caresses her boobs (8:12). Her son enters the tent and sees them.
The younger miner and the older miner's wife have sex (10:04).
After the older miner dies, the younger miner and the widow have sex again, but he can't finish because of guilt (19:20).
Strategic nudity only.