Fang Fang chooses to describe the state of mind in post-Revolutionary China through the story of an average Chinese family. As their beloved but difficult grandmother is dying, two brothers (and five other relatives, all living in the same house) realize how practical her disappearance could be for them. They don’t want to "help" her die, but they decide to let things happen naturally. As they begin to dream about their new lives without her, the cranky old lady is back home, fully dynamic and aware of their plans to let her go.
Far from stereotypical, Soleil du crépuscule is a lively picture of modern-day China. Fang Fang is terribly irreverent toward her compatriots, describing without mercy the unscrupulousness of her characters. On the other hand, she takes a comprehensive look at the motivations of the young Chinese. She makes us understand how heavy the weight of tradition and Maoism are, especially when your beloved grandmother is making your life a nightmare! We discover the food, flavors, swear words, games, habits, as if we were living among this noisy and comical family.