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Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre (Hei tai yang: Nan Jing da tu sha) (1995)

Directed by Tun Fei Mou.An uncompromising portrayal of the war crimes perpetrated by the Japanese Imperial Army upon the Chinese military and civilian population of Nanking during the occupation of the city. Black Sun is unflinching in its depiction of the barbaric cruelty with which the occupying army raped, pillaged and terrorized the defeated populace. Portrays the ordeals of a poor Chinese family as they try to survive the Japanese occupation of their city. Two young children, Jean and John, excape with their uncle after witnessing the gruesome murder of their mother and father by Japanese soldiers. While fleeing from the Japanese, they are separated and the children have to fend for themselves in the war torn city. The film embraces myriad genres -- drama, horror, documentary, exploitation, war and even propaganda. Special features: "Why we fight: the battle of China" 1944 propaganda film ; production and historical photos; T.F. Mou interviews; history of the Nanking Massacre; interactive map; trailers. 95 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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