1937. Japanese troops have entered China's temporary capital, where their cruel occupation will be known as "The Rape of Nanjing." Shot in wide lens black-and-white, the film alternates Japanese and Chinese points of view to brush a compelling and impressionist portrait of the day-to-day living conditions in the devastated city and recount the minute ethical dilemmas demanded by surviving in wartime.
Lu Chuan studied at the Beijing Film Academy and started his film career as a scriptwriter for TV series. His feature film directorial debut, Xun quiang (Missing Gun, 2001), was presented at the Venice Festival in 2002, and his following work, Kekexili (Mountain Patrol, 2004), won the Grand Jury Prize at Tokyo Festival and Best Picture at the Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan. Since 2005, Lu has been working on his third film, City of Life and Death.
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GOLDEN SHELL FOR BEST FILM. "CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH", LU CHUAN (China)
JURY PRIZE FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY. CAO YU, "CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH" (China)