Prolific Hong Kong director Wong Jing (GOD OF GAMBLERS, CITY HUNTER) takes the helm for this tale of love and betrayal set in Shanghai's treacherous criminal underworld. Cheng risked everything to become one of the most powerful gangsters in Shanghai, serving faithfully under one of the city's most powerful crime bosses (Sammo Hung) while establishing a ferocious reputation. But now, as Cheng (Chow Yun-Fat) rises up to become the most powerful gangster in the syndicate, war looms on the horizon. Meanwhile, the secret service is plotting a brutal takeover, and Cheng finds himself at the center of a passionate love triangle. As the time for fighting draws near, Cheng's unwavering code of honor will be put to the ultimate test.