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City of Life and Death

2009 Rated R 2hr 15m

Director Chuan Lu pulls off a rare feat by providing a clear-eyed drama about an event in Chinese-Japanese history -- the 1937 Rape of Nanking following that city's capture by Japan -- that still casts a shadow over relations between the countries. Shot in black and white, the film chronicles the six-week period through the eyes of multiple characters -- including a Japanese soldier, a refugee camp supervisor, a resistance fighter and others.

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Movie Details

Ratings
R
Wartime violence and atrocities including sexual assault, and for some sexuality and brief nudity
Bonus material

DVD details

Blu-ray details

Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Subtitles

English

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.

Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Subtitles

English

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

Chinese Mandarin: DTS 5.1 Surround

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.