Devils on the Doorstep
- Original title
Guizi lai le (Devils on the Doorstep)
- Running time
- 130 min.
Jiang Wen, Haiying Li, Xing Liu, Jianquan Shi, Ping Shu (Novel: Fengwei You)
Jian Cui, Haiying Li, Xing Liu
Asian Union Film, Entertainment / Beijing Zhongbo-Times Film Planning / CMC Xiandai Trade Co / China Film Co-Production Corporation / Huayi Brothers Advertising
Drama. War | China-Japan War (II)
- Synopsis / Plot
- During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to interrogate the prisoners. The townspeople then struggle to accommodate the prisoners. One is a bellicose Japanese nationalist, the other a nervous translator. Will the townspeople manage to keep the prisoners until the New Year?
: Cannes: Grand Jury Prize
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