Kieu, a beautiful and talented actress, is starring in a film directed by Kim, an American/Vietnamese who has come back to Vietnam to become a part of the new wave of Vietnamese film culture. The film is being produced by her Uncle Henry and her mother Ba Tu.
It is a seemingly wonderful situation until the fragile family balance is disrupted when Kieu falls in love with her director, and Uncle Henry's mounting gambling debts shut down production of the film. Uncle Henry embraces dishonest ways to pay off his debts entering the murky realm of human trafficking.
Kieu must come to terms with the curse of beauty and the cost of loyalty that has forever burdened her life. Can Kieu save her family? And will our modern Kieu find her way back to her one true love?