7.3/10
89
3 user 4 critic

Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking (2007)

About a young Chinese-American author's journey into the darkest reaches of humanity as she researched and wrote her best selling book "The Rape of Nanking". Iris Chang's harrowing ... See full summary »

Star:

Reviews
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nanking (2007)
Biography | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman
Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Chuan Lu
Stars: Ye Liu, Wei Fan, Hideo Nakaizumi
Deeper (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Mark (a journalist from Xice Magazine) is sent to do a premier article on Steve and John (co-creators of XBus & owners of Bang-on Entertainment). They decide to take Mark on a ride that, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Andersen
Stars: Jeffrey Andersen, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Olivia Cheng
Signed Sealed Delivered (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A two-hour backdoor pilot of the TV series with the same name that focuses on four postal workers who take it upon themselves to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail.

Director: Scott Smith
Stars: Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe
Stolen from the Womb (TV Movie 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A psychotic stalker gives a pregnant woman a labor-inducing drug, then kidnaps her newborn.

Director: Terry Ingram
Stars: Laura Mennell, Larisa Oleynik, Sebastian Spence
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A screenwriting teacher is forced to live out the plot of a screenplay idea he stole from a student, who now seeks revenge.

Director: Rob Cowan
Stars: Matthew Lillard, Deborah Kara Unger, Gina Holden
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Brent Crowell, Neil Every, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Eric Breker, Olivia Cheng, Douglas Roy Dack
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Before he lost his sight. Before he pledged his service to Kublai Khan. Hundred Eyes saw what made him into the deadly assassin who trains Marco Polo.

Director: Alik Sakharov
Stars: Tom Wu, Lorenzo Richelmy, Olivia Cheng
Broken Trail (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Print Miller feels guilty about inheriting his nephew's mother's house and partners up with him to drive horses for sale in an eventful journey.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi
Embrace of the Vampire (Video 2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Sharon Hinnendael stars as Charlotte, a timid and sheltered teen who has just left an all-girls Catholic school for a new life at a co-ed university. But an ancient evil has followed her ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Bessai
Stars: Sharon Hinnendael, Kaniehtiio Horn, C.C. Sheffield
Travelers II (TV Series 2016)
Sci-Fi

Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into people of the 21st century. These travelers assume the lives of others, while attempting to save humanity from a terrible future.

Stars: Nesta Cooper, MacKenzie Porter, Jared Abrahamson
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jim, an average New Yorker, lives with a sick but loving wife. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes and causes him to lose everything. Filled with anger and rage, Jim goes to seek revenge for the life taken from him.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Iris Chang
Edit

Storyline

About a young Chinese-American author's journey into the darkest reaches of humanity as she researched and wrote her best selling book "The Rape of Nanking". Iris Chang's harrowing experience and dogged determination uncovers in graphic detail the forgotten holocaust of World War II when almost 300,000 Chinese women, children and soldiers were in a matter of weeks systematically raped, tortured and murdered by the invading Japanese forces. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| | | |

Release Date:

April 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Truly made for TV....
4 August 2009 | by (a world partitioned by petty, squabbling nation-states) – See all my reviews

It's depressing to think that this may be the only film that will ever be made about Iris Chang.

The film splices together actual footages of Chang's TV appearances, interviews with her parents, her editor, and people who helped research her book "The Rape of Nanking", with dramatized scenes of Chang (played by Olivia Cheng) laced with first person narrations (meant to visually integrate notes from her diaries or book which explains some of her motivations and psychological/emotional states).

The problem is that the director can't seem to decide if this film should be about Chang or about "The Rape of Nanking" (even though she has written other books...). We end up learning more about "The Rape of Nanking" than we do about Chang and the days leading up to her suicide (or her life prior to writing "The Rape of Nanking"). Strangely, her husband and friends are omitted from the film altogether (at least in the version I saw, which focused almost exclusively on interviews with her parents and editor), which simply adds to the feeling that you are watching something that might as well not have been made, because it tells you nothing that you do not already know.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I'm speachless... MalakhPanov
Discuss Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?