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City of Life and Death

3 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Chuan Lu

City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of theSecond 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 … see full wiki

Director: Chuan Lu
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release Date: 22 April 2009 (China)
2 reviews about City of Life and Death
review by . March 25, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
4 ½ Stars: A Powerful Chinese CINEMATIC Achievement
   Many of us have some knowledge of the Sino-Japanese war; and many are the films that have portrayed what happened during that period. “CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH” (2009) is director Lu Chuan’s attempt in portraying the massacre in Nanking (rape of Nanking), a period that occurred between 1937 and 1938 when the Imperial Japanese army have occupied China’s capital committing atrocities against defenseless Chinese P.O.W.s such as murder, mutilation, looting and rape. …
review by . June 26, 2011
CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH is a masterpiece - of film making, of finding the midline of response to war from both sides, of cautiously but successfully blending intimate stories with the gory atrocities of war, and of recreating a period of history we too soon forget unless prodded by works such as this. Lu Chuan both wrote and directed this vision of the 1937 decimation of Nanking, the capital of China, by the Japanese that lasted in action for only six weeks but that has been a permanent festering …
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