A young cyclo (Le Van Loc) driver who is forced into working for a gang after his cycle is stolen. Soon, his sister (Tran Nu Yen-Khe) also comes under the influence of the gang and becomes a prostitute. A lieutenant (Tony Leung) in the gang with demons of his own wrestles with growing feelings for the sister even as he continues to prostitute her out to other men. The brother and sister sink to depths they had never imagined and must claw their way back out again.
- Venice Film Festival 1995 – Golden Lion Award