Devils on the Doorstep


This Chinese film is set towards the end of World War II, in a part of China under Japanese invasion. One night, a stranger leaves a Japanese soldier and a Chinese interpreter with a local villager, telling him to look after them. The villagers keep the two hidden from the rest of the Japanese, while trying to figure out what to do with them. The Japanese soldier demands to be executed, but his interpreter deliberately mistranslates to keep them alive. Over time an understanding develops between the captives and their captors...
In Japanese and Mandarin with English subtitles. The film is in both colour and monochrome.

135 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Prejudice) .
Comedy, Drama, War

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Credits

Cast
Wen Jiang, Hongbo Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ding Yuan, Zhijun Cong, Zi Xi, Haibin Li
Director
Wen Jiang
ScreenplayWen Jiang, Haiying Li, Xing Liu, Jianquan Shi, Ping Shu, Fengwei You
MusicJian Cui, Haiying Li, Xing Liu
CinematographyChangwei Gu
Sound formatsDolby SR
Made in2000
Produced byAsian Union Film & Entertainment, Beijing Zhongbo-Times Film Planning, CMC Xiandai Trade Co., China Film Co-Production Corporation, Huayi Brothers Advertising





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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Gary van Dyk
10
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
15

What the People say

Internet
75 Netizens
16

Average .. 70%

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