Young-dal, a young laborer who works at construction sites, meets Jeong. Jeong is a middle-aged man who has served his term in prison and is heading for his hometown Sampo after a 10 year absence. At a restaurant, they encounter a runaway bar hostess Baek-hwa and the three decide to travel together. For Jeong this trip means going home, for Young-dal it means going south to look for a job, while for Baek-hwa it means heading to Mokpo without any purpose. As the three set out on a journey, they sometimes bicker, but learn about one another and become intimate. Young-dal spends a night together with Baek-hwa upon Jeong’s suggestion that the two try living together. Baek-hwa asks Young-dal to stay together with her but eventually the three must part ways. Jeong finally returns to Sampo but it has been transformed beyond recognition. Adapted from Hwang Seok-young’s same-title novel of 1975, this film is director Lee Man-hee’s final work. As one of the most outstanding road movies of Korean film history, it depicts the protagonists’ journey through life in a composed manner with beautiful winter scenery. Of particular merit is music director Choi Chang-kwon’s traditional score, which is excellently harmonized with the characters’ minds.