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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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Ke Guo (presented by), Xiangyong Zhang (presented by) | 2 more credits »
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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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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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History remembers ,no matter Japanese apologies or not, they are sinned
24 March 2020 | by t-64557See all my reviews

The Anti Japanese war is short for anti Japanese War, which refers to a national all-round war against Japanese aggression in the Second World War in the middle of the 20th century. Internationally, it is called the second Sino Japanese War and the Japanese War of aggression against China. The Anti Japanese war lasted 14 years from September 18, 1931 to August 15, 1945. In 1931, after the Japanese invasion of China launched the September 18th Incident,. they completely occupied the northeast of China and established the puppet Manchukuo state. After that. they successively created troubles and provoked wars in North China, Shanghai and other places. The national government adopted a compromise policy to avoid the expansion of the conflict. On July 7, 1937, the Japanese Army started the Lugouqiao Incident near Beiping, and the Sino Japanese war broke out in an all-round way. After Japan launched the Pacific War on December 7, 1941, Chongqing national government formally declared war on Japan on December 9. On August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered unconditionally to its allies.


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Country:

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Language:

Mandarin | Chinese

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

CNY3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,222, 10 September 2017

Gross USA:

$46,796

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,296,280
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| (2017 final screening)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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