There are no men in the Tang family. The devious Madame Tang (Kara Wai), hard-hearted matriarch and shady syndicate leader, acts as mediator between the rich and the powerful. Tang Ning (Wu Ke-xi), her rebellious daughter, reluctantly cooperates with her, while Tang Chen, the obedient granddaughter, observes in silence. Only when a friend and his whole family is murdered do they realize they are in deep trouble. This stylized melodrama, a spectacle of family dysfunction and moral depravity, is intensified by its actresses’ chilling performances. New York Premiere