Film: City of Life and Death (2011)

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Location: Debartolo Performing Arts Center

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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.

 

Cost: 

Regular: $7.00

Senior:    $5.00

Student:  $4.00

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Originally published at asia.nd.edu.

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