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City of War: The Story of John Rabe - Preview

Preview by Jack Foley

A TRUE story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38, City of War: The Story of John Rabe is available to buy on DVD through Metrodome from May 3, 2010.

The film picked up over seven German Film Awards nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Ulrich Tukur) and Best Supporting Actor (for Steve Buscemi, one of the few times that a Lola nomination has been given to a non-German citizen). The Hollywood star plays Dr. Robert Wilson.

It won for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Production Design. Lead actor Ulrich Tukur also won the 2009 Bavarian Film Awards for Best Actor.

City of War: The Story of John Rabe, co-starring Daniel Bruhl, is the winner of the Audience Award at the 2009 German Film Festival.

Certificate: 15
Running time: 129mins
UK DVD Release: May 3, 2010