Fei Fei, a married Caucasian western woman living in a small town in China with her family, meets Bai Yu, a Chinese blind masseur, and the two are powerfully drawn to one another. Against all odds, they come together in an intense love affair -- a turning point in both their lives from which there is no return.
While Fei Fei tries to reconcile her attraction for Bai Yu, along with the stresses of her marriage to Zhang Hua, she pulls away from the affair. Unable to accept her betrayal of their connection, Bai Yu's willful independence takes over. He grows obsessive, possessive, possessed.
Finally, Fei Fei, Bai Yu, and Zhang Hua find that the demons they've created can only implode in a clash of mixed desires and violent impulses.