Full trailer for Lu Chuan's Nanking Massacre film 'City of Life and Death'

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Full trailer for Lu Chuan's Nanking Massacre film 'City of Life and Death'

The full trailer for Lu Chuan's upcoming film about the Nanking Massacre, City of Life and Death, once called Nanking! Nanking! and now in the ScreenAnarchy Video Player and it makes for very compelling viewing. The comparisons to a certain black and white film made by one Steven Speilberg are sure to be made; the obvious being that it was filmed in black and white, would appear to have gripping scenes of violence and has a similar storyline with the genocide of of a people and a culture. I hope that it will be a complimentary comparison without taking away from the story this film has to say about this dark period in China and Japan's history.

City of Life and Death, the result of Chinese director Lu Chuan’s four-year long non-stop effort, is set for a theatrical released in China next month. The film is a dramatized story of the Nanking Massacre, aka. The Rape of Nanking, with hundreds of thousand of POWs and civilians being slaughtered after Nanking (Nanjing), the Chinese capital city fell to the hand of the Japanese. It follows the fate of several fictional and non-fictional characters, a Chinese soldier struggling to survive the horror, a Japanese soldier trying to live through the killing, a German businessman working very hard to protect more lives with two assistants, a doctor and a woman school teacher. MonkeyPeaches

***Our video player is undergoing some updates apparently so for now I'll embed the trailer from YouTube. Perhaps when I get back from Edgar Wright's Jackie Chan double bill I'll be able to load it up into our player.***

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SwarezApril 6, 2009 5:06 AM

Very nice. Looks like intense stuff.

cpa314April 6, 2009 5:13 AM

oh WOW, this looks absolutely fantastic. Hope that the movie is as good as the trailer makes it seem to be

pochiWApril 6, 2009 8:58 AM

i figured it might be a good double bill with John Rabe, but this looks more like the "classics" of Open City and Human Condition trilogy. lu chuan really is the new hope :)

Constructive SarcasmApril 6, 2009 10:25 AM

Wow, this looks really interesting...

quadshockApril 7, 2009 5:49 AM

looks good... maybe Japan will miss out on a good movie

NachtritterApril 8, 2009 3:30 AM

Looks intense.

But for some reason, I'm sure they'll have found a way to turn this into communist propaganda.

anton_esApril 8, 2009 7:38 PM

those comparisons will sure do come up and immediately umask the writer as pretty stupid and therefore forgettable.