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Very much a celebration of Chinese solidarity in the face of the return of Hong Kong to their control, this costume drama begins at the turn of the century as a virginal Chinese girl flees via a raging river from being sacrificed in a religious ceremony. When she emerges, she is in Tibet where she becomes part of a local community. At the same time, a Scottish explorer and his British interpreter enter the same area and are saved from execution by a Tibetan horseman who takes them back to his tribe. Following the Scotsman's departure, the interpreter (who decides he prefers village life to that of his fellow colonialists) begins falling for the beautiful daughter of the headman, but she wants the horseman. Unfortunately, he is interested in the Chinese girl. Trouble and much bloodshed occurs after the wicked Scotsman returns with British troops in hopes of colonizing Tibet. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi