During the Anshi Rebellion of the Tang Dynasty, Lashatuo couldn’t bear to look directly at the tragic situation on the battlefield and fled. On his way home, he was starving and encountered a beggar who wanted to eat a baby. After rescuing the baby, he met a family and saw a woman with a slightly raised abdomen, which seemed to be pregnant. The woman Wang Hun gave Lashaduo a bowl of Congee. As the sky gradually darkened, Wang Hun summoned Lashatuo to the house and started chatting about his daily life. Unexpectedly, the identity of La Sha Tuo as a deserter had already been exposed, and the pursuers followed. La Sha Tuo fled, and Wang Hun hid the baby under his pillow, seducing the fat soldiers. La Sha Tuo saw the situation and killed him, but was knocked unconscious. When he woke up, he found everything intact. La Shatuo and Wang Hun had a mutual affection, randomly sharing the same bed. When he woke up again, he found that the room was in ruins, and Wang Hun had disappeared. The baby had already starved to death, so La Shatuo continued on his journey. Only then did lashatuo realize that Wang Hun was the soul of a bandit who had humiliated and committed suicide.

Credits

  • Chonglang Fan: Director
  • Chonglang Fan: Writer
  • Chen Liu: Producer
  • Shenwen Ruan: Key Cast
  • Yanjiahui Ma: Key Cast
  • Wei Guo: Photographer
  • Hongtao Zhang: Photographer
  • Yueyang Feng: Sound Design
  • Guanqun Xie: Editor

Specifications

  • Project Title (Original Language): Song of the Conscripts
  • Project Type: Short
  • Runtime: 20 minutes
  • Completion Date: October 15, 2023
  • Production Budget: 30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Country of Filming: China
  • Language: Chinese
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker