Chow Yun-Fat (Yip Kim-Fei)Cecilia Yip (Han Yuk-Nam)Alex Man (Wong Hak-Keung)Stuart Ong (General Kanezawa)Wu Ma (Chairman Liu Yan-Mau)Feng Ku (Shui)Paul Chun (Sergeant Fa-Wing)Kien Shih (Chung Shin)Angela Yu ChienBilly Lau (Factory Foreman)Yun-Chiang Peng
Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. She's Nam, young, attractive, daughter of a wealthy rice merchant, and prey to painful, disabling seizures. Her boyhood friend is Coolie Keung, whose family used to have wealth; he's now impoverished, a tough kid, a leader, in love with her. Into the mix steps Fay, cool and resourceful, an actor from the north, intent on getting to Gold Mountain in the US or Australia. They form a threesome, but the day they are to leave Hong Kong, the invasion stops them. Fay must rescue Keung from collaborators, Nam falls in love with Fay, and danger awaits their next attempt to escape.