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198 Ratings

Devils on the Doorstep

Guizi lai le

Directed by Jiang Wen
China, 2000
Comedy, Drama, Action


During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant’s home in a small town. 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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Devils on the Doorstep Directed by Jiang Wen

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2000 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Jury

2001 | Winner: Foreign Cineaste of the Year

Kinema Junpo Awards

2003 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

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