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Nanking
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Nanking 2007


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Directed by the Academy-Award-winning team of Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman ("Twin Towers") and marking the producing debut of AOL Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis, "Nanking" is a powerful reminder of the heartbreaking toll that war takes on the innocent, and a testament to the courage and conviction of a few individuals determined to act in the face of evil. The film tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and focuses on the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. The events of the film are told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and chilling testimonies of Japanese soldiers, interwoven with staged readings of the Westerners' letters and diaries as performed by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow, and Stephen Dorff, among others.

Release Date:December 12th, 2007
Running Time:88 minutes
Directed By:
No image existsBill Guttentag
No image existsDan Sturman
Written By:
No image existsBill Guttentag
No image existsDan Sturman
No image existsElizabeth Bentley
Starring:
No image existsRosalind Chao
Stephen DorffStephen Dorff
No image existsJohn Getz
Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
No image existsMariel Hemingway
No image existsMichelle Krusiec
No image existsLeah Liang
No image existsChris Mulkey
No image existsJürgen Prochnow
No image existsGraham Sibley
Mark ValleyMark Valley
Robert WuRobert Wu
No image existsHugo Armstrong
No image existsSonny Saito

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Nanking Movie Review by Jarrod (7/2/2008)

'Nanking' documents an event that has become known as the forgotten holocaust, at least by author Iris Chang, who wrote a book about Japanese atrocities in the Chinese city of Nanking in 1937-38, when hundreds of thousands of civilians were raped and murdered. Chang's work was dismissed as sensationalism, and so-called...

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Nanking Movie Review by Movie Addict (4/30/2008)

I watch movies for two reasons: to be entertained, and to be informed. This is one of the most informative movies that I have ever seen.

The actions of the Japanese soldiers in 1937 as they invaded China was on a par with many of the atrocities that we have seen in our lifetime in Bosnia, Darfur, etc. It is a story that...

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