This exotic gangster epic from Zhang Yimou ("To Live") traces the inner workings of Shanghai's most prominent crime syndicate in the 1930s, as witnessed by 14-year-old Shuisheng (Wang Xiaoxiao). When Shuisheng becomes the servant for Xiao Jingbao (Gong LI), a promiscuous singer (and the crime boss's mistress), he learns of the cruelty and dealings of the Triad gangs. Baotian LI, Xuejian LI co-star. 108 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Mandarin; Subtitles: English; video essay. In Mandarin with English subtitles.