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Twenty Two (2015)

An estimated 200,000 Chinese women were forced into prostitution by the Japanese army during WWII. Only 22 of them remain today to speak out publicly. This documentary is not a film for ... See full summary »

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Ke Guo
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An estimated 200,000 Chinese women were forced into prostitution by the Japanese army during WWII. Only 22 of them remain today to speak out publicly. This documentary is not a film for political gains or narrow nationalistic purposes. For the director and the crew, each and every one of those elderly women is a brave and strong individual with similar yet distinctive experiences. This is a group that deserves to be known and correctly understood by more people and a history worth being preserved in a most accurate yet sensitive way. In the documentary, the current situation of those 22 elderly women will be presented in an impersonal way. There's no interrogation, sympathy, nor exaggeration in our film. You will hear them talk about their own experiences, and you will also learn about their perspectives on life, sufferings and happiness. Now all over 80 or 90 years old, those elderly ladies are at the very last stage of their life. This is probably the last chance for the public to ...

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | Chinese

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CNY 3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$46,796, 24 September 2017
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Runtime:

| (2017 final screening)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The title "Twenty Two" means only 22 Chinese comfort women still living back in 2015. When this film got re-cut and finally received mainland China release in 2017, only 8 of those 22 still remain. See more »

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