Chang-ho receives critical information from an anonymous man. Not long after, he turns to a fake novelist and successfully moves into a two-story townhouse where he suspects a piece of antique china worth a fortune from Ming Dynasty is hidden. Chang-ho plays tricks on his landlady Yeon-ju, a young widow with breathtaking beauty, in an effort to find the treasure to no avail. As time passes by, he is threatened by those who ordered the china and Yeon-ju with a nervous breakdown. Now the treasure hunt becomes more a complicated and puzzling journey than imagined and he is trapped in the house.