A Buddhist Recluse for Fourteen Years
- ScreenwriterTong Tik-sang
Yu Yuen-kei (Yu Xuanji) and Wan Cheung (Wen Zhang) is a loving couple, secretly expecting a baby. To save her wandering lover from prison, Yuen-kei insists on selling the property despite her father’s disagreement. Lee Yik (Li Yi), who admires her talents so much, offers help to Yuen-kei. Leaving the prison Cheung makes a visit to Yuen-kei, yet being driven out by her father. As Yik’s father is critically ill, Yik earnestly requests Yuen-kei to marry him.
Yuen-kei gives birth to Cheung’s baby right after the marriage. Luckily, Yik shows understanding for her situation. Surprised at his lover’s marriage, Cheung tries to get back the token of love through the lover’s maid Luk-kiu (Lu Qiao), who has loved him secretly for long. Taking return of token as an excuse, Luk-kiu tempts Cheung with wine and her beauty. Yet Yuen-kei just returns home and finds out their relationship. Feeling regret, Cheung mistakenly kills the maid and gets prisoned again.
Yuen-kei moves to a Buddist nunnery, living as a recluse with her daughter Siu-yin (Xiaoyan). After 14 years, Yik gets the first rank in the imperial examination. Yuen-kei rejects Yik’s love and allows Siu-yin to reunite with her father, Cheung. Eventually Yuen-kei ends all the troubles from love with her death.