The film centers on the tragic life of woman, Shan. She lives in the modern world. But all the time she was dogged by visions that in her previous life she was Golden Lotus, an amorous woman who dared to love, to commit adultery and even to murder her husband.
Things were similarly happened to Shan. After she was raped by the party commissioner, she was accused as an anti-revolutionary and sent down to the farm where she love with a young man got her into trouble. Despairingly, she married a Hong Kong businessman and moved to Hong Kong. Like Golden Lotus, Shan madly loved her husband's cousin. Later on, Shan's amorous fire is stoked by a trendy designer. Is Shan truly a reincarnation or the legendary Golden Lotus? (Joy Sales)