A corrupt local official, Xi Men Qing, who lusts after women and money, pursues his brother's young wife, Lee Ping Er. Ping finds Men attractive, and under her drunken husband's nose, she and Men work their way through the illustrations of a pillow book, the "Golden Lotus." Men pursues the same feat with his fourth concubine, Pan Jing Lien, who lives in the compound next to Ping. Jing's jealousy compounds a tale of humiliation, childbirth, death, and depravity. Does karma or enlightenment await anyone?
American engineer Steve Corey comes to Mexico to work at one of the mining projects owned by Katherine Beckman and her half-brother Paul. He meets Katherine, and the man he is replacing, Bill Maxton, tells him that Katherine is his for the asking..."all you have to do is touch her---she goes off like fireworks. There were plenty of guys before me, and there'll be plenty after me." Steve finds Katherine as advertised but he falls in love with her. Once he sees that the romance is for real, brother Paul is more than a little displeased at this turn of events and brings back one of Katherine's earlier flames, Gus Cole, to tempt Katherine away from Steve.
A French crew is working on location in Spain. But when they want to film a scene in which Gérardn the male star is supposed to be swimming across a river, the matinée idol proves water-shy and the director decides to double him. The one that replaces him is Antonio, a local fisherman. The latter does the job so well that he is chosen as a stunts man for the whole film. This does not please Lola,his fiancée; all the more as Antonio has fallen in love with Martine, the female star.
Meet Kimberly, the envy of most women, a wonderful husband, beautiful home and a great career. Why is she so frequently distressed? She fears her family is not whole and believes no one shares her sentiments. She frequently reads the results of home pregnancy tests prayerfully but unfortunately divulges the same heartbreaking answer. It's not until she befriends a self-assured contractor, who believes a child could satisfy her emptiness, does she realize her life is Incomplete.
After reaching a point of no return in his life, Ngo Pak Yin grows power-hungry. Through his aggression and strict grasp of the law, Pak Yin paves his way to becoming one of Hong Kong’s top solicitors. But power often leads to blindness. Pak Yin becomes ruthless and inconsiderate of others, leading to his wife Rebecca Tsang Bo Lam, who had quietly supported him through the years, to grow more distant. She realizes that they no longer share the same values, and is heartbroken. During this time, she grows closer to Patrick Lui Wing Hang, who opens up a window into her inner world. Patrick is also a solicitor, but he is neither as famous nor as abled as her husband. Despite these setbacks, Rebecca falls in love with Patrick, who seems to be the only person who can fulfill her troubled heart. She makes the executive decision to leave her husband, but is suddenly attacked by a mysterious man. She suspects that Pak Yin had hired someone to attack her. Pak Yin’s life is at an impasse once again. Finally realizing his wrongdoings, Pak Yin decides to change for the better. But this time, he’s changing while carrying a heart of gold.