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Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)

Hei tai yang: Nan Jing da tu sha (original title)
In 1937, Japanese troops raid the Chinese city of Nanking to execute a planned massacre by subjecting over 300,000 helpless civilians to various tortures and atrocities before slaughtering them all.

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Tun Fei Mou (as T.F. Mou S.)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Liang Zhang
Yung Pan Yung Pan
Shao-tien Hsiung Shao-tien Hsiung
Wen-ting Chiang Wen-ting Chiang
Wen-tu Pan Wen-tu Pan
Hua Shao Hua Shao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Benziger Vincent Benziger
Hsi-ho Chang Hsi-ho Chang
Chiu-liang Chen Chiu-liang Chen
Liang-Yue Chen Liang-Yue Chen
Ming Chiang
Liang Chou Liang Chou
Wei-li Chou Wei-li Chou
Shiao-tan Chu Shiao-tan Chu
Jeremy W. Cleaver Jeremy W. Cleaver
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Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre is an uncompromising portrayal of the war crimes perpetrated by the Japanese Imperial Army upon the Chinese military and civilian population of Nanking during the occupation of the city. Hailed by critics as one of the most disturbing films ever released, Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre is unflinching in it's depiction of the barbaric cruelty with which the occupying army raped, pillaged and terrorized the defeated populace. Written by Hotaru

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

7 July 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Men Behind the Sun 4 See more »

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T.F. Film Company See more »
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1.85 : 1
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This film's final afterword states: "According to the verdict of the war crimes tribunal in 1947, the Japanese Army was judged to have raped over 20,000 women and killed 300,000 Chinese during the Nanking Massacre. One-third of the city was destroyed. Property was plundered at underestimated losses. No family was spared." See more »

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Follows Hei tai yang 731 si wang lie che (1994) See more »

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Pretty Solid Follow Up To "Men Behind The Sun"
14 September 2005 | by EVOL666See all my reviews

THE NANKING MASSACRE is another solid piece of work from T.F. Mou regarding the atrocities that the Japanese brought upon the Chinese in WWII. Personally, I felt that this installment lacked the punch of MEN BEHIND THE SUN, but was still very effective in trying to relate the horrors of war and oppression. There are a few "gore" scenes, but to be quite honest, they almost come off a little comically (or i'm just sick...). I found the "forced abortion" and the "baby in the rice steamer" scenes to be pretty hilarious, though I'm sure they weren't meant to be - the FX just looked silly and not horrifying. That's not to make light of the film itself or of what actually happened in China at that time period. All-in-all I found the film to be very moving, and should really be looked at as a history lesson more than as a horror film. I know that "extreme" horror fans will seek this and MEN BEHIND THE SUN out for their notorious reputations as "shocking" and "horrific" gore films, but I think that those who are just looking for blood-and-guts will be severely disappointed. As I stated before, these are neither horror nor gore films, but a fictionalized recreation of events. Either way, I feel that they are both good films, although I prefer MEN BEHIND THE SUN over THE NANKING MASSACRE. Definitely not for everyone due to some graphic material, but highly recommended 7 1/2 out of 10


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