John Rabe [DVD] [2008]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Other Strand Releasing Trailers

Synopsis

John Rabe
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

Cast & Crew

  • Ulrich Tukur
    Ulrich Tukur - John Rabe
  • Steve Buscemi
    Steve Buscemi - Dr. Robert Wilson
  • Anne Consigny
    Anne Consigny - Valerie Dupres
  • Dagmar Manzel
    Dagmar Manzel - Dora Rabe
  • Zhang Jingchu
    Zhang Jingchu - Langshu

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