Nanking (2007)

Sobre o filme

A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, Nanking tells the story of the Japanese invasion of the city Nanking, in China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking – which was then China’s capital – to months of aerial bombardment. When the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen – including a Nazi named John Rabe – bored witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter. The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage, photos of the events, and testimonies of former Japanese soldiers. Famous actors reenact some of the passages told in the film.

Título original: Nanking

Ano: 2007

Duração: 89 minutos

País: United States

Cor: color e P&B digital


Roteiro: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman, Elisabeth Bentley

Fotografia: Buddy Squires

Elenco: Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemigway, Stephen Dorff, Rosalind Chao, John Getz, Jürgen Prochnow, Michelle Krusiec

Produtor: Bill Guttentag, Michael Jacobs

Música: Philip Marshall