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?

Director:Wen Jiang
Writer:Fengwei You (novella "Shengcun") Ping Shu, Wen Jiang, Haiying Li, Xing Liu (story)
Screenplay:Wen Jiang, Ping Shu, Fengwei You
Year Released:2001
Country:France
Length:139 minutes
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