Based on actual events, John Rabe tells the story of a German businessman who rescued more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanking Massacre in China by courageously negotiating a safety zone to protect innocent civilians from the Japanese Army. Drawing from John Rabe s 1937 diaries as source material, Academy Award® Winner Florian Gallenberger has crafted a portrait of a man revered as a saint in China to this day and yet never rewarded for his courage during his lifetime. Ulrich Tukur (The White Ribbon, The Lives Of Others) heads an all-star cast including Daniel Bruhl (Inglorious Basterds), Anne Consigny (The Diving Bell and the Butterfuly) and Golden Globe Nominee® Steve Buscemi (Ghost World, The Big Lebowski).
'To the Führer of the German people. Chancellor Adolf Hitler. My Führer. As a loyal party member and upstanding German. I turn to you in a time of great need. The Japanese Imperial troops conquered the city of Nanking on December 12, 1937. Since then I have witnessed atrocious crimes against civilians. Please help to end this catastrophe and make an appeal to our Japanese allies in the name of humanity. With a German salute, John Rabe ' This is an actual letter, unheeded, that … more
"John Rabe" An Extraordinary Person Amos Lassen John Rabe was the head of the international organization that tried to save the Nanjing Chinese from the horrible treatment they were receiving from their Japanese conquerors in 1937-38. Somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000 Chinese were killed and the Japanese continue to deny this. The Chinese were buried alive, beheaded in competitions, shot by machine guns and burned alive. The women were gang raped … more