As they struggle to find their way in the new China, the people of the small community of Zhudi on the outskirts of Shanghai come to Mr. Che, a local fortune teller, to reveal their fears and desires and to seek guidance. Bankers and housewives, rich and poor, young and old look to Mr. Che for a glimpse into their futures. Through the juxtaposition of the real daily lives of the people of Zhudi and the inner lives they reveal to Mr. Che, a complex portrait of modern Chinese society comes into focus.