Wealthy merchant, Chin, must make the choice between what he wants and what is easy. Torn between his lover and his wife, Chin becomes the ultimate tragic hero, stalled by his desire to do what is right and his fear of the consequences. However, when his brother Fan arrives, everything changes. Chin's deepest secret is revealed and w his wife and his lover both have the power to destroy his reputation. He is forced to choose between them; a choice between happiness and money, love and duty, freedom and constraint. Will Chin match up to the demands placed upon him? Or will he defer to the fates to make the decision for him?