Nanking


1h 29m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking-- which was then China's capital--to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder a

Film Details

Also Known As
Massakern i Nanjing
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Deborah Ross Film Design; Fortissimo Films; Laserpacific Media Corporation
Distribution Company
HBO Documentary Films/ThinkFilm; Cinemax; Golden Village; Hbo Documentary Films; Telepool Gmbh; Thinkfilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

Tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking-- which was then China's capital--to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen--including a Nazi named John Rabe--bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter.

Crew

Panu Aaltio

Music

Martin Alcala

Production Accountant

Martin Alcala

Assistant Editor

Eric Roy Anderson

Assistant Camera

Robyn Aronson

Rights & Clearances

Ayano Atsumi

Interpreter

Li Baoquan

Camera Operator

Li Baoquan

Steadicam Operator

Tracy Bennett

Photography

Elizabeth Bentley

Screenplay

Marina Brodskaya

Researcher

Amy Brownson

Assistant Costume Designer

Leisha Cai

Interpreter

Xue-jun Cai

Electrician

Li Cai-hurteau

Interpreter

L Phillippe Casseus

Key Grip

Die-yi Chen

Song

Luo-shu Chen

Production

Yong-lin Chen

Driver

Crystal Gong Chun

Assistant Director

Jeff Clark

Sound Editor

Paul Clay

Sound Design

Mike Cook

Dialogue Editor

Demetrie Cooley

Grip

Wester Cooley

Makeup

Ryan Copeland

Gaffer

Patrick Cyccone Jr.

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lawrence Davis

Hair Stylist

Joe Hankins Doyle

Interpreter

Violet Du Feng

Coproducer

Hank Dutt

Music

Eric Elofson

Interpreter

Gabi Endicott

Costume Designer

Gabi Endicott

Script Supervisor

Robert Fernandez

Original Music

Hibah Sherif Frisina

Editor

Ricky Garcia

Grip

William Guttentag

Story By

William Guttentag

Screenplay

William Guttentag

Producer

Feng Hao

Gaffer

John Haptas

Sound Department

Scott Harber

Sound Department

David Harrington

Music

Taichi Hashiura

Other

Clay Haskell

Titles

Kato Hatsuyo

Other

Xavier Henselmann

Gaffer

Jay Herion

Production Assistant

Yu Hou

Assistant Camera Operator

Yu Hou

Steadicam Operator

Zhe-yan Hu

Electrician

Pakk Hui

Production Associate

Kensuke Imagi

Legal Counsel

Jo Ann Jacobs

Associate Producer

Michael Jacobs

Producer

Michael Jacobs

Producer

Ian Jewett

Office Production Assistant

Yu-xing Ji

Production Coordinator

Morgan Jones

Interpreter

Aoki Junji

Assistant Camera

Aoki Junji

Unit Production Manager

John Junkerman

Interpreter

John Junkerman

Field Producer

Ishihara Kae

Interpreter

Yuma Kanai

Office Production Assistant

Venus Kanani

Casting

He-yong Kang

Location Manager

Stephen Kazmierski

Dp/Cinematographer

Stephen Kazmierski

Cinematographer

Ellen Kennedy Folts

Executive In Charge Of Production

Erica Kim

Electrician

Judy Kim

Legal Services

Nick Kirsten

Grip

Jon Klein

Boom Operator

Takitani Koji

Legal Counsel

Klexius Kolby

Makeup

Edwin Komen

Legal Counsel

Iwasaki Kumiko

Interpreter

Oka Kunitoshi

Legal Counsel

Jennifer Lai

Assistant Camera

Corrine Larson

Assistant Costume Designer

Ted Leonsis

Producer

Zachary Leonsis

Researcher

Guo-liang Li

Driver

Sai Li

Other

Xin-ran Li

Unit Production Manager

Andreas Lichtenhahn

Legal Counsel

Karen Lin

Line Producer

Bing-hu Liu

Driver

Yong Liu

Driver

Jessica Loza

Makeup

Carl Lawrence Ludwig

Production Associate

Judy Ma

Production Assistant

Chris Magee

Cinematographer

Chris Magee

Dp/Cinematographer

Matsumoto Makiko

Interpreter

Wakai Makiko

Associate Producer

Mitsutani Margaret

Interpreter

Phil Marshall

Music Conductor

Phil Marshall

Original Music

Mike Martella

Production Designer

Fukutani Mayo

Interpreter

Charlton Mcmillan

Editor

Sara Mineo

Assistant Editor

Julia Mintz

Post-Production Supervisor

Bill Missett

On-Line Editor

Kiyoka Miyazaki

Production Associate

Richard Moriarty

Assistant Camera

Dylan Nelson

Associate Producer

Dylan Nelson

Line Producer

Lanier Nelson

Production

Ryan Nguyen

Assistant Camera

Nagomi Onda

Interpreter

William Pearson

Music Editor

Blake Perkinson

Production Associate

Mark Petersen

Sound Editor

Dayna Pink

Costume Designer

Wena Poon

Interpreter

Sean Prichard

Best Boy Grip

Wei-wei Qi

Interpreter

Lin Qing

Interpreter

Mark Roy

Sound Department

Rayna Rusenko

Interpreter

Kelli Sager

Rights & Clearances

Damien Salter

Hair

Anthony Savini

Assistant Camera

Michael Schweitzer

Editor

Yan-zhi Shen

Interpreter

John Sherba

Music

Lin Shi

Other

Wan-shun Shih

Researcher

Mike Silva

Grip

Marie Silvey

Assistant Costume Designer

Trevor Smith

Titles

Zai-xiang Song

Driver

Mike Sowa

Colorist

Ira Spiegel

Sound Design

Buddy Squires

Cinematographer

Buddy Squires

Dp/Cinematographer

Greg Stacy

Supervising Sound Editor

Katie Strand

Associate Producer

Katie Strand

Line Producer

Dan Sturman

Story By

Dan Sturman

Screenplay

Shigeyuki Sugiyama

Grip

Ruriko Sumi

Other

Kida Takahiro

Production Assistant

Naoko Takamori

Production

Izumi Tanaka

Associate Producer

Li-chun Tao

Interpreter

Takeda Tomokazu

Other

Mary Vernieu

Casting

Yukako Wagatsuma

Legal Counsel

Emma Wang

Production Associate

Feng Wang

Grip

Jun Wang

Interpreter

Min-yan Wang

Office Production Assistant

Xian-xi Wei

Driver

Perry Wolberger

Best Boy Electric

Dong-biao Xie

Driver

Ying-pei Xu

Office Production Assistant

Ying-pei Xu

Other

Wu Yaguang

Grip

Min Yao

Music

Wada Yuko

Interpreter

Mike Zafra

Production Assistant

Jeffrey Zeigler

Music

Guo-xing Zhang

Driver

Jiakun Zhang

Production Manager

Quan-tong Zhang

Grip

Gen-zhu Zhao

Driver

Da-wei Zhou

Photography

Xuan Zhou

Song Performer

Film Details

Also Known As
Massakern i Nanjing
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Deborah Ross Film Design; Fortissimo Films; Laserpacific Media Corporation
Distribution Company
HBO Documentary Films/ThinkFilm; Cinemax; Golden Village; Hbo Documentary Films; Telepool Gmbh; Thinkfilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Documentary Editing Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States January 8, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States April 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States June 2007

Released in United States on Video April 29, 2008

Released in United States Winter December 12, 2007

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Special Presentations) April 19-29, 2007.

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (World View) June 12-17, 2007.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 18-28, 2007.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Showcase) April 25-May 6, 2007.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Nonfiction Features of 2007) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Aired in USA on Cinemax April 29, 2008.

Fortissimo Films acquired international sales rights at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Showcase) April 25-May 6, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Nonfiction Features of 2007) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 18-28, 2007.)

Limited Release in United States January 8, 2008

Released in United States April 2007 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Special Presentations) April 19-29, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video April 29, 2008

Released in United States June 2007 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (World View) June 12-17, 2007.)

Released in United States Winter December 12, 2007 (NY)