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Don't Cry, Nanking (1995)
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Don't Cry, Nanking (1995)
Original name: 南京1937
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1937, during the Second Japanese-Sino War, a Chinese doctor, his Japanese pregnant wife, their teenage daughter and their young son travel from Shanghai to Nanjing seeking shelter in the Capital during the Japanese invasion. The family faces the Rape of Nanking by the Imperial Japanese Army, with rapes, mass murder of prisoners of war and civilians including women, children and elders, and disrespect of international conventions.
Plot: world war two, german, chinese, massacre, sino japanese war, war crime, chinese history, japanese occupation of china, japanese occupation, expatriate
Time: year 1938, 1930s, year 1937
Place: china

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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, epic, captivating ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, japanese army, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, war atrocity, military, invasion, dehumanization ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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Air Strike (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.
Style: breathtaking, serious, epic, rough, realistic
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, japanese occupation of china, war, human nature, bombing, japanese occupation, breast feeding, crash landing, timebomb, pregnant woman, fighter plane ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1937, year 1938, 1930s
Place: china
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, world war two, atrocity, sino japanese war, rape, brothel, suffering, forced prostitution, prostitution, clergy, life is a bitch, student ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, japanese army, chinese, captivity, unfulfilled love, anti war, imperialism, escape attempt, estrangement, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Eight Hundred (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 149 min.
Story: In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely surrounded by the Japanese army.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, bleak, exciting
Plot: sino japanese war, japanese soldier, chinese history, warehouse, military, siege, war, warlord, blood, military life, military officer, chinese army ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: shanghai, shanghai china, china
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In Four Rows (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story about the Bleiburg massacre, seen from a Croatian Home Defenders point of view.
Plot: world war two, massacre, hunger, tragedy, border, motorcycle, revenge, propaganda, anarchy, blood, soldier, fear ...
Time: year 1945
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Purple Butterfly (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, France
Duration: 127 min.
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John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
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Plot: rescue, war crime, atrocity, heroes, war, confined, deadly, wartime life, lifesaver, against humanity, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 116 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, Horror, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 157 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of this horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 9K
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Black Birds (1967)
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Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Yugoslavia
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Thriller, War
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Duration: 91 min.
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