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Nanking (2007)

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Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

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Bill Guttentag (screenplay), Dan Sturman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hugo Armstrong ... John Magee
Rosalind Chao ... Chang Yu Zheng
Stephen Dorff ... Lewis Smythe
John Getz ... George Fitch
Mariel Hemingway ... Minnie Vautrin
Michelle Krusiec ... Yang Shu Ling
Chris Mulkey ... Mills McCallum
Jürgen Prochnow ... John Rabe
Sonny Saito ... Higashi Sakai
Graham Sibley ... Miner Searle Bates
Mark Valley ... Stage Manager
Robert Wu ... Li Pu
Woody Harrelson ... Bob Wilson
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"Nanking" tells the story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of the horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded together to save 250,000 -- an act of extraordinary heroism. Bringing an event little-known outside of Asia to a global audience, "Nanking" shows the tremendous impact individuals can make on the course of history. It is a gripping account of light in the darkest of times. Written by Anonymous

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Biography | History | War

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Rated R for disturbing images and descriptions of wartime atrocities, including rape | See all certifications »
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Language:

Japanese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

3 July 2007 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Nankin See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,316, 16 December 2007

Gross USA:

$161,182

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,566,248
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Truth told by foreigners
20 August 2007 | by sandygigicnSee all my reviews

As a Chinese, I knew the Nanking massacre when I was young. I was frightened when I saw so many horrible pictures taken at that time. When I learned that the film Nanking would be shown, I was hesitated. I should watch it because I'm a Chinese, but I didn't have the nerve. I didn't have the nerve to see my countrymen being butchered most brutally and I didn't want to arouse the sad memories.

After a week of hesitation, I went to the cinema and watched it finally. I really want to know more about the truth. When I was sitting in the cinema and watching, my tears kept rolling down. I felt my heart so cold and my head so painful. I feel so painful for my countrymen at that time and so moved by the foreigners who risked their own lives for saving the innocent and helpless Chinese.

The massacre did happened. No one can deny. I appreciated Ms Chang who bravely wrote the book and the directors of this movie. It tells the truth yet does not arouse the hatred. A sentence in the movie impressed me a great deal, it approximately goes like this: We don't make you to hate the Japanese, we want you to know how horrible war is.

Yes, we hate war and love peace.


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