Based on the W. Somerset Maugham short love story, this film delves into the dark chasms of love. Walter and Kitty believe they are right for one another and after marrying, emmigrate to Shanghai. Soon Kitty is having an affair, since she believes her marriage was always flawed, however Walter can't understand her. In an act of revenge, he accepts a job, which forces him and Kitty to relocate. They move to a remote village, which Walter knows, has just been ravaged by a deadly epidemic. The meaning of their relationship now develops into something entirely new to the two of them, but can the overcome their difference?