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Nanjing! Nanjing!

Lu Chuan Hong Kong, 2009

mpho3's rating of the film City of Life & Death

"The responsibility of handling such an important and politically sensitive event might cause a lesser filmmaker to play it safe, and to some extent, the multiple storylines do seem imported from war movies past. But ... Lu wriggles out of convention where he can ... and engages with history as an artist, not a hagiographer." - Scott Tobias, AV Club. "Life is more difficult than death." - Kadokawa