Devils on the Doorstep

Movie Details & Credits
Release Date: May 12, 2000 | Huayi Brothers Advertising, Asian Union Film & Entertainment, Beijing Zhongbo-Times Film Planning, CMC Xiandai Trade Co., China Film Co-Production Corporation
Summary: 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
Genres: Drama, War
Runtime: 2 h 19 min

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