EN - 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.

FR - Nikos est l’opérateur radio d’un navire marchand et vient d’arriver à Hong-Kong. Il est fatigué et veut oublier ses problèmes en fumant de l’opium. Il trouve l’innocence et l’espoir en la personne de Li, une jeune fille Chinoise qui vit dans un Sampan (péniche) et doit nettoyer des bateaux et des containers vides pour survivre.


Title Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Original title Li
Original language English
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 1995


Cast Stephen Rae, Ling Chu, Adrian Brine, Maka Kotto, Mischa Aznavour, Chan Chun Man. Voice cast: Jane Birkin
Photography Bernard Lutic
Editing Susana Rossberg
Sound Jean-Paul Loublier
Art director Thierry Leproust
Costume Yan Tax
Makeup Dick Naastpad, Lia Van Der Horst
Music Wim Mertens

Technical specs

Running time film 92’
Release format 35mm


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Director Marion Hänsel
Producers Marion Hänsel, Eric Van Bueren
Writers Marion Hänsel, Louis Grospierre

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