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FULL SYNOPSIS

Oscar-winning director Florian Gallenberger explores the crucial role that foreigners played in helping countless Chinese escape a fate worse than death in this period docudrama concerning the 1937 invasion of Nanking by the ruthless Japanese Imperial Army. Casually known by historians as the "Rape of Nanking," the relentless assault on the then-Chinese capitol found countless men, women, and children slaughtered with a ferocity that shocked the entire world. Yet, despite the violence that surrounded them, some people refused to sit by silently as the innocents perished. One of those people was German engineer and Nazi party member John Rabe, who earned the nickname "The Schindler of China" for constructing a vast safety zone in which nearly a quarter of a million civilians sought sanctuary. Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Dagmar Manzel, and Steve Buscemi star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:April 2, 2009

Cast

Ulrich Tukur
as John Rabe
Daniel Bruehl
as Dr. Georg Rosen
Steve Buscemi
as Dr. Robert Wilson
Anne Consigny
as Valerie Dupres
Dagmar Manzel
as Dora Rabe
Zhang Jingchu
as Langshu
Teruyuki Kagawa
as Prince Asaka Yasuhiko
Tetta Sugimoto
as Colonel Kesago Nakajima
Akira Emoto
as General Iwane Matsui
Gottfried John
as Dr. Oskar Trautmann
Togo Igawa
Arata

Crew

Florian Gallenberger
Director
Benjamin Herrmann
Producer
Jan Mojto
Producer
Mischa Hofmann
Producer
Florian Gallenberger
Screenwriter
Jürgen Jürges
Cinematographer
Annette Focks
Composer (Music Score)
Laurent Petitgirard
Composer (Music Score)
Tu Juhua
Production Designer
Nicolas Traube
Co-producer
Wang Zhonglei
Co-producer
Wang Zhongjun
Co-producer
Qiao Ling
Associate Producer
Caroline Von Senden
Executive Producer
Guillaume Sciama
Sound/Sound Designer
Kazuo Shimizu
Casting
Cornelia Von Braun
Casting
Heike Merker
Makeup
Mathias Schwerbrock
Production Supervisor
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