This film uses simple subtitles only when needed as the expressive quality of the many little childrens' faces especialy the lead boy is astonishing. The scene is set in a large, busy residential state kindergarten with only two appearances of any parents.Being suddenly dropped off by his father the 4yr old boy knows nothing of toilet-training and other regimented routines, and is initiated firmly by the female staff with the resulting bewilderment of the child and his eventual rebellion and isolation.The film's colour is sensitive in contrast to a political regime being imposed on the very young children. At times relentless its without aggression,more like a dream, its captivating. The music throughout is well crafted for East/West fusion and there are amusing, delightful scenes of Play with excellent child voices. Underlying concerns build up tension for the filmwatcher but its resolved with a heartrending not artificial ending.