City of Life and Death (2009, China)

Starring: Ye Liu, Yuanyuang Gao, Hideo Nakaizumi
Director: Chuan Lu
Genre: Drama, War, History
Language: Mandarin
My Rating: 4/5

“City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, a period of several weeks wherein massive numbers of Chinese prisoners of war and civilians were killed.

The film tells the story of several figures, both historical and fictional, including a Chinese soldier, a schoolteacher, a Japanese soldier, a foreign missionary, and John Rabe, a Nazi businessman who would ultimately save thousands of Chinese civilians.”

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