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Devils on the Doorstep

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Original title
Guizi lai le (Devils on the Doorstep)
Year
Running time
130 min.
Country
China China
Director
Screenwriter
Jiang Wen, Haiying Li, Xing Liu, Jianquan Shi, Ping Shu (Novel: Fengwei You)
Music
Jian Cui, Haiying Li, Xing Liu
Cinematography
Changwei Gu
Cast
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Producer
Asian Union Film, Entertainment / Beijing Zhongbo-Times Film Planning / CMC Xiandai Trade Co / China Film Co-Production Corporation / Huayi Brothers Advertising
Genre
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?
Awards
2000: Cannes: Grand Jury Prize
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