Growing up in Beijing, Zhang Baoqing (Karry Wang) had no idea what the world was like outside the bustling city he called home. Unfamiliar with the ways of the world beyond the city, and completely ignorant of the dangers in nature, he was the least likely to ever venture beyond the familiar neighborhood. But when his beloved teacher falls ill, venture he must.
Determined to find the cure for his ailing teacher, Baoqing sets off for a remote village, nestled deep within the mountains, in hopes of finding the medicine that will cure the teacher. With no clue how to survive in the wild, Baoqing leaves all he knows behind, completely unaware of the dangers that await him.
As he journeys through the wilds, Baoqing befriends two eagle hunters, Cai Gua (Vicky Chen) and her younger brother Er Bizi (Zheng Hao). Together the intrepid trio scour the snowy mountains in search of the medicine that will save Baoqing’s teacher. Along the way, Baoqing comes across an egg that hatches into a majestic white eagle. Once hatched, the eagle sets off a series of events that leads the friends down a path to greater understanding, not only of themselves but of the wider world around them.
Adapted from the novel written by Tian Xia Ba Chang, "Eagles and Younger" is a 2018 drama directed by Cheng Zhichao, Dai Xiaozhe, and Tian Shaobo.