吕新作品：我的爷爷是老兵 My Awesome Grandpa
My Awesome Grandpa
Li Guodong is a military veteran who once fought for the Korean War. Half of his lifetime as a solider makes him a man of integrity, rigorousness and uprightness. As a respected solider, however, he can hardly fit into an ordinary life after he retires and goes back home due to injury. He requires his family to strictly follow the military timetable; he cannot bear to hear words that insult the military or the country and he even argues with others over a joke; he has a strong sense of justice and always defends others against the injustice, regardless of others making fun of him... Li Guodong stubbornly sticks to his belief in a way he believes to be right, until one day he loses his 6 year-old grandson while chasing a thief.
It becomes the last straw that breaks down the family. Even though the kid is found and brought back, Guodong feels guilty for his son and daughter-in-law. Therefore, when the family pretend to move abroad, Guodong chooses to stay and protects the home on his own, until he meets Song Pengfei, a hopeless naughty teenager.
Song Pengfei’s father is an alcoholic. Pengfei’s mother cannot live with his cowardice and they finally get divorced. Young Pengfei was raised up by his grandfather. The 16 year-old teenager is in his rebellion period, especially after his grandfather passes away. He does not go to school and hangs out with Biaozi all the day, who is also lack of parents’ regulation. They wander around all day in Internet cafes and poolroom, and always try to make trouble, which makes them the well-known teenage delinquents in the neighborhood that no one dares to challenge.
Li Guodong sees his grandson in Pengfei and starts to pay attention to him, trying to help him break his bad habits. Pengfei is not grateful, but full of hostility to Guodong instead. Meanwhile, Guodong realizes that Pengfei and Biaozi seem to get into trouble and targeted by a famous local gangster “Weige (Bro Wei)”.
It turns out Weige intends to sell a new kind of stimulant in his poolroom, but loses the pack of cigarettes that contains the stimulant sample. He suspects that Pengfei and Biaozi have it, but after coercing them, Weige finds out the cigarettes are picked up by Guodong. Since Weige has records in the police station, he will end up nowhere but in the prison if the police get any evidence of him selling stimulants. In order to get back the crucial evidence, Weige constantly makes trouble for Guodong, never expecting him to be a low-key master. He not only fails to get back the sample, but gets beaten badly instead.
Watching Weige who gets beaten up black and blue, Pengfei feels like his faith crashes down all of a sudden. After all Weige is always his idol in his small world, while the weird old man he keeps avoiding turns out to be a master with extraordinary skills. Pengfei is eager to learn Kungfu from Guodong and Guodong gladly agrees to help him get back on the right track. They start to live together and eat together. They are not related by blood, but even more than that. Two lonely souls find warmth and consolation while staying with each other.
Just when Guodong and Pengfei think they could live like this forever, Weige keeps a close eye on them and kidnaps Pengfei’s father and teacher to make a threat to Guodong for getting back his stimulant sample. Pengfei struggles and rushes to Weige’s place on impulse to rescue them. Only learning a few kicks for days, Pengfei has no winning chance against Weige. At the critical moment, Guodong arrives and saves all the people, but gets shot when Weige kicks back.
The gunshot injury leads to his health problem relapse. Though he’s lucky to save his life, Guodong becomes dementia. However, Guodong is no longer alone. He has a “grandson” Pengfei, who will accompany with him for the rest of his life.