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City of Life & Death

4.1 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews

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Chinese director Lu Chuan directs this historical drama based on the invasion of Nanking - the then-capital of the Republic of China - by the Japanese army in 1936, the event that has since been dubbed the Rape of Nanking or the Nanking Massacre.Over a period of several weeks, tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were brutally tortured, raped and killed by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese army.Filmed in black and white, the film portrays the experiences of several characters swept up in the conflict, both historical and fictional, including a Chinese soldier, a schoolteacher, a Japanese soldier, a foreign missionary, and Nazi businessman John Rabe (John Paisley).
Technical Specs: * DVD 9
* Anamorphic (16:9)
* Languages(s): Mandarin
* Subtitles: English
* Interactive Menu
* Screen ratio 1:1.78
* Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0

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Most helpful customer reviews on 4.1 out of 5 stars 88 reviews
5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome movie!
21 July 2016 - Published on
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8 people found this helpful
1.0 out of 5 starsNo subtitles for the streaming version
10 January 2019 - Published on
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4 people found this helpful
Daniel S. Ciurro
5.0 out of 5 starsCity of Life and Death...welcome to the world of Asian film...
3 August 2014 - Published on
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8 people found this helpful
J. Bradley
4.0 out of 5 starsHarrowing depiction of "The Rape of Nanking" on par with "Shindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan".
10 December 2011 - Published on
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8 people found this helpful
Joseph Attaway
4.0 out of 5 starsA Difficult Movie Reflecting Difficult Times
26 January 2013 - Published on
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3 people found this helpful