Leslie Cheung as Yu Zhongliang; Gong Li as Pang Ruyi; Kevin Lin as Pang Duanwu; Saifei He as Yu Xiuyi (Zhongliang's Sister); Shih Chang as Li Niangjiu; Liankun Lin as Pang An; Hsiang Ting Ko as Elder Qi; Yin Tse as Boss; David Wu as Jingyun; Jie Zhou as The Woman of Zephyr Lane; Yemang Zhou as Pang Zhengda; Lei Ren as Yu Zhongliang (child); Ying Wang as Pang Ruyi (child); Lin Ge as Pang / Duanwu (child); Xun Zhou as Nightclub girl
Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her brother-in-law Zhongliang has a successful, if illegal, career seducing and blackmailing married women in the city. When he comes to Ruyi's home the two fall in love, and trouble ensues.