Devils on the Doorstep (2000, China)


Starring: Wen Jiang, Yihong Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa
Director: Wen Jiang
Genre: Comedy, War, Drama
Language: Mandarin
Country:
My Rating: 4/5

“During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners (a Japanese soldier & Chinese translator for the Japanese) are dumped in a peasant’s home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners for 5 days, 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?”

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