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Devils on the Doorstep (Gui zi lai le) (2000)

Director: Jiang Wen. Cast: Jiang Wen, Jiang Hongbo, Kagawa Teruyuki, Yuan Ding, Cong Zhijun. Banned in China, Jiang Wen's ravishingly photographed anti-war epic is set in 1945 in Japanese-occupied rural China where a peasant is forced to shelter two prisoners: one Japanese who wants to die, and his Chinese interpreter who wants to live. 139 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prize

Reviews and articles:
Reynaud, Berenice. "Devils on the Doorstep." Film Comment, Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p75, 1pFull-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Ward, Julian. "Filming the anti-Japanese war: the devils and buffoons of Jiang Wen's Guizi Laile." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2004, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p107-117, 11p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Yu Tian. "From Red Sorghum To Devils On The Doorstep: Conceptual Evolution In Chinese Film Adaptations." Post Script; Summer2004, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p64-73, 10p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only

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