1930s Shanghai: a glittering city of vice and decadence. Three young men arrive to this exhilarating paradise in search of a better future. But as time goes by, their paths diverge as they all descend into a perilous life of crime. Soon, friends turn against friends, brother against brother as the blood bonds forged in the innocent early days of their friendship are shattered. Once, they hoped for a better tomorrow; now tragedy and betrayal have become a way of life.