Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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Original title
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Seaaka
  • Li
  • Li
Running time
92 min.
Belgium Belgium
Marion Hänsel, Louis Grospierre (Novel: Niko Kavvadias)
Wim Mertens
Bernard Lutic
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Co-production Belgium-France-United Kingdom; Man's Films / Tchin Tchin Productions / Flanders Film Fund / Loterie Nationale de Belgique / BRTN Fictie. Distributed by Wanda Visión
Drama | Friendship
Synopsis / Plot
The film tells the story of a strange friendship between an adult, already on the return of his path of life, and a Chinese girl who just begins her path. Nikos is the radio operator of a merchant ship and has just arrived in Hong-Kong. He is tired and wants to forget his problems by smoking opium. Innocence and hope turns to him in the person of Li, a Chinese girl who lives in a Sampan (a houseboat) and has to clean boats and empty trash-cans to survive.
1995: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1955: BAFTA: Nominated for Best British Screenplay
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