Archive Cinema City 2010.

City of Life and Death

Nanjing! Nanjing!

Genre: Drama
Country: China
Year: 2009
Duration: 132 min.

Director: Chuan Lu
Scenario: Chuan Lu

Cast: Liu Ye, Gao Yuanyuan, Hideo Nakaizumi, Fan Wei

Programme selection: Exit Point


The country is at war with Japan. Beijing and Shanghai have already fallen. Japanese troops arrive at the doors of the capital, Nanjing. Following weeks of bombardment, local and foreign officials have fled the city in ruins.

LU, a charismatic Chinese General intensely determined to repel the enemy, leads his men in defense of their capital, street by street. They have little ammunition left as they face the Japanese tanks, but they refuse to leave.



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