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City of Life and Death --  	A dramatization of the rape of Nanking in 1937.


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22 April 2009 (China) See more »
In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone. | Full synopsis »
12 wins & 8 nominations See more »


  (in credits order)

Ye Liu ... Lu Jianxiong

Yuanyuan Gao ... Miss Jiang

Wei Fan ... Mr. Tang

Lan Qin ... Mrs. Tang
Hideo Nakaizumi ... Sgt. Masao Kadokawa
Ryu Kohata ... Officer Osamu Ida (as Kohata Ryuichi)
Yiyan Jiang ... Jiang Xiang Jun/Xiao Jiang
Di Yao ... Zhou Xiaomei/May
Yisui Zhao ... Shunzi
Bin Liu ... Xiao Douzi (Juvenile)
Yûko Miyamoto ... Yuriko
John Paisley ... John Rabe
Beverly Peckous ... Miss Minnie Vautrin

Sam Voutas ... Durdin (as You Sima)
Aisling Dunne ... Doctor

Junichi Kajioka ... Mr. Tomita
Jin-Ling Liu ... Interpreter
Zhen-Hua Zhao ... Refugee camp old lady

Wang Kai ... Tang family nanny

Asano Nagahide ... Higashiguchi
Jia-Hui Wang ... Mr. Tang's daughter
Masanobu Otsuka ... Dancing Japanese soldier
Seiichiro Hashimoto ... Fukuda
Zhen Yi Lang Da Liu ... Tanida
Javier ... Mark
Xia Cun Zhen Qi

Directed by
Chuan Lu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chuan Lu  writer

Produced by
John Chong .... producer
Isabelle Glachant .... associate producer
Sanping Han .... producer
Hong Qin .... producer
Steffen Wild .... consulting producer
Andy Zhang .... producer
Li Zhou .... producer
Original Music by
Tong Liu 
Cinematography by
Yu Cao 
Film Editing by
Yun Teng 
Production Design by
Yi Hao 
Sound Department
Qizhen Lai .... sound
Visual Effects by
Churk Harry .... visual effects artist
Eric Lo .... senior visual effects artist
Don Ma .... visual effects
Mark Joey Tang .... digital compositor (as Joey Tang)
Yan Zhou .... title designer: China Film Group
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rong Wang .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Liu Sha .... assistant editor
Other crew
Bin Huang .... marketing executive
Junichi Kajioka .... script translator
Yang Du .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Nanjing! Nanjing!" - China (original title)
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Rated R for wartime violence and atrocities including sexual assault, and for some sexuality and brief nudity
Hong Kong:132 min | Argentina:132 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | France:133 min | USA:133 min
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Did You Know?

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province in China. Its name means Southern Capital.See more »
Revealing mistakes: After Rabe leaves Nanjin, there is a scene showing the execution of 3 Chinese men tied to posts. After the execution, when the man on the right post is untied and his body laid on the ground by guards, one can clearly see the actor lowering his head down slowly on the ground. The head of a dead body would have dropped more massively.See more »


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