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DEVILS ON THE DOOR STEP
In Competition - Feature Films

GUIZI LAI LE

Directed by : Wen JIANG

Country : CHINA Length : 164 minutes

Grand Prix , 2000

Synopsis

In a remote village that has been in a China decimated by both civil war and the War against Japanese Aggression, a local peasant Ma Dasan is caught by surprise when soldiers from the Chinese Army deposit for a few days two gunnysacks in his home. Inside the gunnysacks are two bodies, a Japanese prisoner of war (POW) and his interpreter, a Chinese. Six months pass without any sign of the Chinese soldiers. As the village is located at 50 m from a Japanese blockhouse, the villagers try to manage their fear. In the meantime, Dasan and his mistress, a young widow, take care of the prisoner and the interpreter with human bonds forming between them. In order to ingratiate himself with the villagers the interpreter falsifies his transmation and tells them the prisoner is begging for mercy. The id

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Casting

- Yi Da Liu

- Dong Hanchen

- Yuer

- Sakatsuka Inokichi

- Hanaya Kosabur

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