Five Gates to Hell

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The celebrated author of 1975's Shogun, James Clavell, directs (and produced and wrote) this effective, if low-budget World War II drama. The story takes place in French Indochina (later Vietnam) where a group of two Red Cross doctors and seven nurses are captured by a guerrilla band and taken to the side of a grievously ill warlord. The realities of war and its effects on everyone are brought forward as the doctors are eventually killed, and the nurses use sex as a means of escaping their captors. Brutal scenes of the stabbing of a patient under surgery and the symbolic murder of a nun are qualified by the even-handed portrayal of the damage war does to the human side of human nature. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Neville Brand
as Chen Pamok
Benson Fong
as Gung Sa
Ken Scott
as Dr. John Richter
John Morley
as Dr. Jacques Minelle
Greta Chi
as Yoette
Nancy Kulp
as Susette
Linda Wong
as Ming Cha
Irish McCalla
as Sister Magdelana
Shirley Knight
as Sister Maria
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