An historic love epic from china with minimal use of swords, battles and heroism, but with a more classic emotional drama approach. This saga gives a picture of a banking family mis(fortune) in turbulent times in changing China on the verge of a new milllennium. The cast is ok, the actors are giving a good performance, but somehow everything is very slow, and a little bit boring from time to time. The script and the director tried to encompass a great story with the myriad of subplots and emotional states, but many times, it seems that some important things have been missed or not presented in the best way. The soundtrack is very beautiful, there are some nice shots, and a moral ending about the honesty of bankers which has vanished in today's economics, and this story can be also reflect ob that changes in business ethics.