段小楼 Duan Xiaolou (张丰毅 Zhang Fengyi) and Cheng Dieyi (Zhang Guorong) are a pair of martial brothers who grew up together when they were young. One is an actor, and the other is an actor. They have always cooperated seamlessly. In particular, “Farewell My Concubine, Overlord” is famous in the capital. For this reason, they agreed to co star in “Farewell My Concubine, Overlord” for a lifetime. However, their understanding of the relationship between drama and life is fundamentally different. Duan Xiaolou knows that drama is not life, while Cheng Dieyi is a person drama.
Duan Xiaolou married the famous prostitute Ju Xian (Gong Li) when he thought it was time to get married, which led Cheng Dieyi to believe that Ju Xian was a shameful third party, and Duan Xiaolou became a traitor. Since then, the love hate war between the three people around the movie Farewell My Concubine has been escalating with the changes of the times and eventually led to tragedy.