Stay Young Stay Passion is a suspense drama directed by Wu Bin, starring Yang Shuo, Zhang Han, Guo Xiaoting, Cao Jun, Yu Zhen, and Li Naiwen, co-starring Pan Yuchen, Zhao Hengxuan, Liang Aiqi, Ou Kaiming, Chen Yicheng, Chen Rui, Meng Asai, Hu Zicheng, Fan Shiran, and Zhang Haotian.
This drama is set in the time period from 1927 to 1950. It delves deep into the portrayal of the customs and sentiments of the Lingnan region with intricate details. It tells the compelling story of the three siblings, Chen Shanhe, Chen Wei, and Chen Lixia, who are forced to separate and then embark on a journey of reunion, from being lost to finding each other. This narrative conveys the historical heritage and spiritual pursuit of Cantonese culture.
English Title: Stay Young Stay Passion
Chinese Title: 珠江人家
Other Titles: 郁郁葱葱, The Pearl River Family
Genre: War, Suspense, Life, Drama
Tag: Chinese Republican Era, Multiple Mains, Family Relationship, Chef Male Lead, Opera Singer Female Lead, Food
Duration: 45 min.
Director: Wu Bin
Writer: Gao Mantang, Liu Hua
Producer: Cai Fuqing, Ma Jun, Zhao Xiaobo, Xuan Yao, Zhu Yu
Product Company: CCTV
Released Date: 2023-10-15
Broadcast Website: 腾讯视频, 剧盒—独播剧场 Drama Box Exclusive
- Yang ShuoChen ShanheMain Role
- Zhang HanChen Qingwei / Chen WeiMain Role
- Guo XiaotingChen LixiaMain Role
- Cao JunJin HuirongMain Role
- Yu ZhenKuang QingkuiMain Role
- Li NaiwenTan YaohengSupport Role
- Wang ZifeiTang XiaowanSupport Role
- He YuxiaoChen Wei (Teenager)Support Role
- Chen YichengLiao SiliuSupport Role
- Liu XiangjingLin JiangbeiSupport Role
After the 1927 Guangzhou Anti-Revolutionary Coup, the underground members of the Chinese Communist Party, the Han couple, bravely sacrificed themselves. Their three separated children were each adopted by ordinary families. The eldest son became an apprentice in a pharmacy, the second son became a chef, and the youngest daughter pursued a career as a Cantonese opera performer. Under the guidance of their respective mentors, they grew into experts in their fields.
Just as they were about to find and seek revenge on the individuals responsible for their parents' deaths, the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out, and Guangzhou fell under occupation. This drastically altered their destinies. The eldest son engaged in a seven-year struggle against a Japanese pharmaceutical merchant to protect traditional Chinese medicine formulas and ultimately sacrificed his life while opposing Japanese biological weapons.
The second son refused to collaborate with the enemy and moved to Hong Kong to promote Cantonese cuisine. When his career was successful, he returned to Guangzhou to help his brother save the people. The youngest daughter led a theater troupe in contributing to the war effort and continued to refine her Cantonese opera skills, seeking a balance between the harsh realities of life and the beautiful world of theater.
Until the end of the war, the three siblings steadfastly upheld their national pride and continued to pass on their respective skills and traditions.