- Ouyang Bonsai, a young man who recently completed his training in the art of contract killing, joined the elite ranks of professional killers under the tutelage of the legendary grandmaster Tao. All of Tao’s disciples share a common trait: They always get close to their targets before executing their mission. Utilizing a combination of illusion, deceit and wit, they corner their targets like a predator to its prey until the only person they trust is the one who will ultimately end their lives. But Ouyang is different. He is the black sheep amongst the killers. He is a killer that never kills.
It all started with his first mission. His target: A young innocent waitress named Xiao Li. She accidentally angered the notoriously cruel mob boss Stern Buddha who orders for her demise. As Ouyang gets closer to Xiao Li, he finds himself falling for her. In order to save Xiao Li, he engineered her “demise” by arranging for a fake corpse, setting up a bogus accident and forging a new identity for her. Xiao Li is thus “dead” and reborn as Genevieve. From that day forth, Ouyang became a killer of identity, giving his targets a second chance at life, regardless of their past and deeds.
But there is a price each target has to pay. They have to let go completely of their past and embrace their new futures. While most targets successfully transition into their new lives, Genevieve has a hard time letting go of her past, and in particular, Ouyang. Risking her own life, she deliberately crosses Stern Buddha again, knowing very well Ouyang would once again be summoned to get close to her. Touched by the depth of her live and dedication, Ouyang promises her his undying devotion and engineered her second “rebirth” as Geraldine. As heated passion consumes Ouyang, he begins to entertain something he never dares dream of: to leave this life of his behind. But before he does, he has one last mission: To kill Stern Buddha’s trusted right hand, Lau, who fell out of favor of his schizophrenic boss.
Lin Chen Xi
Zhang Guo Zhu
Ma Nien Hsien
Lin Yu Zhi
Zhao Zheng Ping