The film documents the rise and fall of the Wufeng Lin family in Wufeng, Taiwan over the turbulent years of Taiwan under the administrations of the Qing dynasty, Japan, and Republic of China. An insight of modern Taiwan history through the life story of the Lin family
A new born girl is placed in a coin operated locker in the subway station. The girl is raised by a mother (Kim Hye-Soo) who is the boss for a loan shark group. Later, when the girl has grown into a teen, she carries out missions given to her by her mother.