|Director of Photography:||Christopher Doyle|
|Production Designer:||Qiagui Huang|
|Producers:||Feng Hsu and Cunlin Tong|
|Miramax; R; 130 minutes|
|Cast:||Gong Li, Leslie Cheung, Zhou Yemang and He Saifei|
|In Mandarin with English subtitles|
Lavishly photographed, but the narrative is obscured by melodramatic performances. When his sister marries into a wealthy family, Zhongliang (Cheung) moves to the cloistered Pang family estate and carries on a complicated relationship with the mistress of the mansion, opium-addicted Ruyi (Li). Zhongliang leaves the manor to make his own fortune and ends up a gigolo and thief whose crime boss sends him back to the Pangs to seduce Ruyi and steal the family riches.