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Nanking (2007)

Nanking

Overview


Genre

Documentary, History, War

Release Date

December 12, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

90 min.

Studio

THINKFilm

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman

Producer

Bill Guttentag, Michael Jacobs, Ted Leonsis

Screenwriter

Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman, Elizabeth Bentley

Starring

Story


Directed by the Academy-Award-winning team of Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman ("Twin Towers") and marking the producing debut of AOL Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis, "Nanking" is a powerful reminder of the heartbreaking toll that war takes on the innocent, and a testament to the courage and conviction of a few individuals determined to act in the face of evil. The film tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and focuses on the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. The events of the film are told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and chilling testimonies of Japanese soldiers, interwoven with staged readings of the Westerners' letters and diaries as performed by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow, and Stephen Dorff, among others.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..There won't be a more powerful, horrific or inspiring film this year than Nanking..”
by David Noh [Film Journal International]
“..a highly effective documentary that uses interesting techniques to tell its remarkable story..”
by Don Willmott [Filmcritic.com]
“..sets man to remember and thus accept responsibility today to change the present and future..”
by Donald Levit [ReelTalk]