City of Life and Death (2009)

City of Life and Death (2009)

Total votes: 199

Director: Lu Chuan

Rank: #1818

Country: China

Native Title: 南京!南京!

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Duration: 2 hr. 12 min.

Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Alternative Titles: Nanjing! Nanjing!,

Genre: Drama, Historical, Military


“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 Nanjing Massacre, or the Rape of Nanjing, a period of several weeks wherein tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were killed. The film tells the story of several figures, both historical andfictional, 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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