A Zebra-Riding Boy is an exploration of the combination of literature and commerce. Also it is the first film of the impressionism-southern author films, based on Su Tong’s novels Cavalryman and Paper. 
Poor bowlegged teenager Zuo Lin has a little dream to ride a horse in the most prosperous place of the city: the sad wooden horse cavalry, the happy zebra cavalry, the bleak and sad iron cavalry, the brilliant paper cavalry all melt into one.