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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1995)

| Drama | 1995 (Belgium)
The film tells the story of a strange friendship between an adult, already on the return of his path of life, and a Chinese girl who just begins her path. Nikos is the radio operator of a ... See full summary »

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Nikos
Ling Chu ...
Li - a little Chinese girl
Adrian Brine ...
Captain
Maka Kotto ...
The African sailor
Mischa Aznavour ...
The young sailor
Koon-Lan Law ...
Li's mother
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Nikos' former love (voice)
Chan Chan Man ...
Baby
Chow Jo ...
Li's grandfather
Wong Wong ...
Li's grandmother
Fow Tse ...
Li's stepfather
Cheung Chi Ho ...
Chong Ching ...
Lim ...
Peter Heylen ...
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The film tells the story of a strange friendship between an adult, already on the return of his path of life, and a Chinese girl who just begins her path. Nikos is the radio operator of a merchant ship and has just arrived in Hong-Kong. He is tired and wants to forget his problems by smoking opium. Innocence and hope turns to him in the person of Li, a Chinese girl who lives in a Sampan (a houseboat) and has to clean boats and empty trash-cans to survive. Written by Volker Boehm

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Film debut of Ling Chu. As of 2013, this is her only performance. See more »

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Nikos: The sea don't cradles me anymore and when I landed, the ground is still moving under my feet.
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19 December 1999 | by (Macaé , Brazil) – See all my reviews

A nice meeting between two different worlds and different cultures, and ages. I've got the sensation that we should keep our eyes and minds open to see many beautiful things that the world gives us every moment free and we do not see


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