After losing his two-year-old son, Lei Zekuan (played by Andy Lau) begins a fourteen-year-long quest in search of his missing child. Since his son’s disappearance, Lei has dropped everything to look for him, criss-crossing China by motorcycle. Mechanic Zeng Shuai (Jing Boran), who was abducted as a child himself and yearns to reunite with his family, joins Lei after repairing on Lei’s bike. The bike’s of the two men fly a flag, symbolizing Lei’s missing child while clinging to grief.
Taking place first in Quanzhou, the movie also filmed to many different provinces including in rural southwestern mountains where conditions were difficult to shoot. While in Quanzhou attracted numerous spectators in the streets crowded the streets as spectactor, eager to see Andy Lau in his new look for the film, resulting in a major traffic jams.
There were points when Lau was unrecognizable. In Jiangxi when Lau was shooting a scene at the Nanchang bus station, Lau’s character Lei Zekuan was chased by uniformed security officers. Although the scene caught the attention of the public, it was reported that nobody was able to recognize Lau.
The movie is also an expose to China’s one child policy that has resulted in the tragic consequence of child-trafficking problem, one that needs to be seen to understand the plights of modern China. Beginning this week, Lost and Love will be screening in Vancouver and Richmond theatres.