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During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to interrogate the prisoners. The townspeople then struggle to accommodate the prisoners. One is a bellicose Japanese nationalist, the other a nervous translator. Will the townspeople manage to keep the prisoners until the New Year? Written by
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This Cannes award winning film by Wen Jiang, on of the directors on New York, I Love You, tells the story of the Japanese invasion of China during WWII. Jiang also stars in the film, that is both tragic and funny.
The film is most definitely anti-war as it shows the basest forms of humanity. Despite knowing the war was over, a whole village was slaughters and burned.
When one of the surviving villagers took revenge, he was punished by the military for being politically incorrect.
It is no wonder the governments of both Japan and China would rather their people not see this film.
It should be seen by all.
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