Tuesday, October 6 at 8pm
City of Life and Death (2011)
Directed by Lu Chuan
With Hideo Nakaizumi, Ye Liu, Yuanyuan Gao
Not Rated, 135 minutes, 35mm
Mandarin with English subtitles
The first big-budget Chinese fiction film to deal with the Rape of Nanking, City of Life and Death paints an epic portrait of wartime conflict, filled with an ensemble of conflicted characters caught in the crossfire. Director Lu Chuan based the film on the recorded witness testimony from real-life survivors of the massacre, meticulously recreating the infamous reign of terror conducted by the occupying Japanese army in the Chinese capital of Nanking in 1937. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibit “Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context,” on view in the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy from September 28 to October 16.
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