About

City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking, a period of several weeks wherein tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were killed.

7.7
8
Directed by

Lu Chuan

Written by

Lu Chuan (Writer)

Runtime

132 minutes

Country

Hong Kong, China

Language

Mandarin

Cast

Keywords

massacre duringcreditsstinger 1930s mass murder war crimes war victim nanjing japanese army imperial japan sino japanese war nanking massacre china 1937 japanese occupation of china

Lists

#449 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?