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R| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary chronicles the events in the Chinese capital city of Nanking following the Japanese invasion of 1937. Combining archival footage with interviews and cinematic recreations of historic events, the film follows German businessman John Rabe (Jürgen Prochnow), surgeon Bob Wilson (Woody Harrelson) and American missionary Minnie Vautrin (Mariel Hemingway) as they sacrifice their own safety to protect Chinese refugees from the marauding Japanese army.

Cast: Hugo Armstrong , Rosalind Chao , Stephen Dorff , John Getz , Mariel Hemingway , Michelle Krusiec , Chris Mulkey , Jürgen Prochnow

Director: Bill Guttentag

Genres: Documentary

Nanking (2007)

Release Date: December 12th, 2007|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    The stories are harrowing, and because they are delivered by living, breathing witnesses, they move us in deep ways that the archival footage, for all its horror, cannot. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It is the devastating testimony from survivors themselves that leaves the most indelible impression. show more

  • 90
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    Not only is the film a powerful historical record and a warning for future generations, it is an essential reminder to people, including many in Japan today, who might deny that this massacre ever occurred. As such, Nanking honors the highest calling of documentary filmmaking. show more

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