Billion-dollar Company Jones & Sunn is going public. Chairman Ho Chung-ping (Chow Yun Fat) has promised CEO Chang (Sylvia Chang), who has been his mistress for more than twenty years, to become a major shareholder of the company.
As the IPO team enters the company to audit its accounts, a series of inside stories start to be revealed. Lee Xiang (Wang Ziyi), a new hire at Jones & Sunn, brings with him youthful ideals and dreams. Within the neoliberal market, the logic of intrigue rules, complicated by entanglements of love-hate relationships, which weaves a power play and a pathos-laden tragedy inside the office.