Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: Now

City of Life and Death


Within the scope of Asian history, few events carry the ugly and sickening connotations of the Rape of Nanking. Japanese forces invaded that Chinese city on December 9, 1937, and in the six weeks to follow, soldiers raped thousands of women and annihilated hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. Director Lu Chuan directs this black-and-white docudrama account of that horrifying six-week period, with the benefit of an ensemble cast that...more

Other Critics


85 out of 100 Metascore®

Universal acclaim

Read reviews