John Rabe Poster

Release Date: May 21st, 2010

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
A German businessman (Ulrich Tukur) opens his company gates and saves thousands of Chinese civilians from Japanese invaders during the 1937 Nanking Massacre.

Cast: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Steve Buscemi, Anne Consigny, Jingchu Zhang, Dagmar Manzel, Teruyuki Kagawa, Mathias Herrmann

Director: Florian Gallenberger

Genres: Historical drama, Biography, War

Production Co: Huayi Brothers & Taihe Film Investment, Pampa Production, EOS Entertainment, Majestic Filmproduktion, ZDF, H&V Entertainment

Distributors: Strand Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Gallenberger tells Rabe’s story deftly, establishing essential elements of the man’s personality in subtle shorthand. show more

  • The 134-minute film jams in much information, incidents and characters without losing any entertainment value. And, fortunately, its heroism isn't pumped up or glorified. show more

  • Triumph seems the wrong note for a feature film about mass murder. Yet Gallenberger insists on an old-school historical melodrama, with the darkest of terrors leavened by humor, tenderness and even romance. It's only the terror that rings true. show more

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