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Devils on the Doorstep

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Devils on the Doorstep (2000)

139 min - Drama, War - 12 May 2000
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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?

Director:  Jiang Wen
Writers:  Jiang Wen, Haiying Li

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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?


Collections: Jiang Wen

Genres: Drama, War

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Country:   China
Language:  Japanese, 普通话, English
Release Date:  12 May 2000

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Runtime:  2 h 19 min

During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant’s home in a small town.