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460 Ratings

City of Life and Death

Nanjing! Nanjing!

Directed by Lu Chuan
Hong Kong, China, 2009
Drama, History, War


Based on recorded witness testimony from real-life survivors, City of Life and Death is a stunning depiction of the Rape of Nanking, meticulously recreating the infamous reign of terror conducted by the occupying Japanese army in the Chinese capital in 1937.

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City of Life and Death Directed by Lu Chuan

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2009 | 3 wins including: Best Cinematography

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2011 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

2011 | 2nd place: Best Cinematography

AFI Fest


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