In 1996, a woman from rural Vietnam, Van Tue, immigrates to marry a Taiwanese man in search of a better life. Her husband earns a living as a construction worker. Her mother-in-law refuses to trust her. Van Tue wants to open a small business to earn more money and to help her family in Vietnam, but her family in Taiwan only wants her to stay at home. Meanwhile, typhoons and earthquakes continuously ravage their home, and her husband loses his job. Her situation deteriorates even further: Her husband becomes violent, and she tries to run away, but she has nowhere to go. How will she find freedom in a strange place? Twenty years later, another young Vietnamese woman comes to Taiwan to trace Van Tue’s life. The problems of the past, however, are repeated. The path for women who have left their hometowns to be integrated into a new society is still problematic.