John Rabe (released in the United Kingdom as City of War: The Story of John Rabe) is a 2009 German-Chinese-French biopictorial film directed by Florian Gallenberger and starring Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl and Steve Buscemi.
The film begins in Nanking during late 1937, where German businessman John Rabe, director of the local Siemens subsidiary, and his wife Dora have resided for almost thirty years. The thought of transferring management to his successor Fliess and returning to Berlin is a substantial professional setback for him. During the farewell ball in his honor, Nanking is bombarded by planes of the Japanese air forces. Rabe opens the company gate and saves the panicked civilians.
|events||Battle of Nanking John Rabe Nanjing Massacre Nanking Safety Zone World War II|
|keywords||air force battle brutally overrun capture dr. rosen drink georg rosen gugelhupf imperial japanese army air service japanese air forces kill morning nanking national revolutionary army new year robert o. wilson secret message shanghai siemens sing the international|
|producer||Benjamin Herrmann Jan Mojto|
|publisher||20th Century Fox Strand Releasing|