In late-19th-century Shanghai, the volatile lives of a group of concubines are detailed, as rich and privileged men try to keep the women subservient to them by creating a sheltered and decadent world for themselves inside the city's brothels. This breeds a variety of emotions in the different women as they fight for their own sense of self. Hou Hsiao-hsien's opulent period opus stars Tony Leung, Michiko Hada, Michelle Reis, Jack Kao, Carina Lau. 113 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Mandarin DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English; making-of documentary; featurettes; theatrical trailer. In Mandarin with English subtitles.