1996 Nomination for the 49th Cannes Film Festival
1996 Nomination for the Golden Horse Film Festival
in 5 categories
1997 Nomination for the 16th HongKong Film Wards
in 3 categories
Fourteen years old Zhongliang comes to live at
the Pang estate with his elder sister Xiuyi after
his parents died.
Zhongliang is one day invited by his brother-in-law
to kiss his sister. He puts poison into his brother-in-law's
opium pipe, leaving him paralyzed and effectively
Zhongliang escapes and finds himself in Shanghai.
Six years have passed and Zhongliang has become
the top gigolo for Biggie the triad boss. Once
his mission is to lure Pang's daughter Ruyi.
Ruyi falls in love with Zhongliang. Unable to
ship Ruyi to Shanghai, he leaves her behind and
flees on his own.
Biggie arranges for Ruyi to witness Zhongliang's
meeting with the lady. Ruyi is heart broken.
Zhongliang tries to regain her love, only to
find she is engaged.
Having already recuperated from a broken heart,
she can no longer accept his belated proclamations
of love. Defeated Zhongliang is once again consumed
by love-turned hatred...
Collaboration With Shanghai Film Studio)