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Nanking Details

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Filmmaker [[Performer~P92960~Bill Guttentag~billguttentag]] takes a closer look at the atrocities committed by the Japanese after Nanking fell to the Imperial Japanese Army in 1937 with this documentary that was inspired by Iris Chang's novel The Rape of Nanking. Compiled from over 700 hours of footage including news-reel footage, interviews with survivors and soldiers, and staged readings, Nanking was financed in large by millionaire [[Performer~P488334~Ted Leonsis~tedleonsis]], who had read Chang's obituary and subsequently been prompted to read the author's best-selling account of the massacre. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 12, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Michael Schweitzer Best Editing - Documentary 2007 Winner
Writers Guild of America Bill Guttentag Best Documentary Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Sundance Film Festival Hibah Sherif Frisina Best Editing - Documentary 2007 Winner
Writers Guild of America Dan Sturman Best Documentary Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Elisabeth Bentley Best Documentary Screenplay 2007 Nominee

Cast

Hugo Armstrong
as Rev. John Magee
Rosalind Chao
as Chang Yu Zheng
Stephen Dorff
as Lewis Smythe
John Getz
as George Fitch
Mariel Hemingway
as Minnie Vautrin
Michelle Krusiec
as Yang Shu Ling
Chris Mulkey
as Mills MacCallum
Jürgen Prochnow
as John Rabe
Sonny Saito
as Sakai Hiroshi
Graham Sibley
as Bates
Robert Wu
as Chinese Soldier
Mark Valley
as Stage Manager
Woody Harrelson
as Bob Wilson

Crew

Bill Guttentag
Director
Dan Sturman
Director
Bill Guttentag
Producer
Ted Leonsis
Producer
Bill Guttentag
Screen Story
Bill Guttentag
Screenwriter
Dan Sturman
Screen Story
Dan Sturman
Screenwriter
Elisabeth Bentley
Screenwriter
Buddy Squires
Cinematographer
Phil Marshall
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Schweitzer
Editor
Dan Sturman
Editor
Hibah Sherif Frisina
Editor
Charlton McMillan
Editor
Violet Du Feng
Co-producer
Jo Ann Jacobs
Associate Producer
Elisabeth Bentley
Associate Producer
Venus Kanani
Casting
Mary Vernieu
Casting
Katie Strand
Line Producer
Karen Lin
Line Producer
Dylan Nelson
Line Producer
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