City of Life and Death

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Release Date: April 22, 2009

Original name: 南京!南京!

Status: Released

Running time: 2h 12m

Content Rating: R

Budget: $12,000,000

Revenue: $10,652,498

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City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking, a period of several weeks wherein tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were killed.

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City of Life and Death is a 2009 Chinese drama film written and directed by Lu Chuan, marking his third feature film. The film deals with the Battle of Nanjing and the following massacre committed by the Japanese army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The film is also known as Nanking! Nanking! or Nanjing! Nanjing!. The film was released in China on April 22, 2009 and became a major box office success in the country, earning CN¥150 million (approximately US$20 million) in its first two and a half weeks alone.
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