Seventeen-year-old Raya and her younger brother, Robis, live under the guardianship of their grandmother in rural Latvia. When the old woman suffers a fatal heart attack, Raya keeps her death a secret in a desperate attempt to keep their family intact.
Gabriele d'Annunzio’s passionate novel is brought to life in Luchino Visconti's final masterpiece. In 19th century Italy, Tullio (Giancarlo Giannini) grows bored with his wife, Giuliana (Laura Antonelli), and neglects her for his mistress, Countess Teresa Raffo (Jennifer O'Neill).
When mob leader Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) kills a cop, a bounty is placed on his head, forcing him on the lam from the police and gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out at the Wild Goose Lake, Zhou becomes entangled with an enigmatic woman with mysterious intentions of her own.