Based on a true story, this film presents late 1940s Shanghai in its political turbulence. Wanyu has a life of changes and troubles. After her marriage into a rich family, she cannot resist the temptation of film and devotes herself to it. Ah Chuan is a famous film star but he shoulders the heavy burden of his family. He is crazy about acting, but he runs away from love again and again. On the filming set, the two of them meet. In front of the camera, they flirt and fight; behind it, they try to avoid each other. Life is like a film. An end leads to another start. In film, they fulfill they own dreams.