John Rabe

John Rabe

Director: Florian Gallenberger Cast: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Bruehl, Steve Buscemi

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Oscar-winning director Florian Gallenberger explores the crucial role that foreigners played in helping countless Chinese escape a fate worse than death in this period docudrama concerning the 1937 invasion of Nanking by the ruthless Japanese Imperial Army. Casually known by historians as the "Rape of Nanking," the relentless assault on the then-Chinese capitol found countless men, women, and children slaughtered with a ferocity that shocked the entire world. Yet, despite the violence that surrounded them, some people refused to sit by silently as the innocents perished. One of those people was German engineer and Nazi party member John Rabe, who earned the nickname "The Schindler of China" for constructing a vast safety zone in which nearly a quarter of a million civilians sought sanctuary. Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Dagmar Manzel, and Steve Buscemi star.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2010
UPC: 0712267291922
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:14:00
Sales rank: 39,337

Special Features

Original Theatrical Trailer; Other Strand Releasing Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ulrich Tukur John Rabe
Daniel Bruehl Dr. Georg Rosen
Steve Buscemi Dr. Robert Wilson
Anne Consigny Valerie Dupres
Dagmar Manzel Dora Rabe
Zhang Jingchu Langshu
Teruyuki Kagawa Prince Asaka Yasuhiko
Mathias Herrmann Werner Fliess
Tetta Sugimoto Colonel Kesago Nakajima
Akira Emoto General Iwane Matsui
Gottfried John Dr. Oskar Trautmann
Togo Igawa Actor
Arata Actor

Technical Credits
Florian Gallenberger Director,Screenwriter
Cornelia Von Braun Casting
Lisy Christi Costumes/Costume Designer
Ji Xue Fei Casting
Annette Focks Score Composer
Benjamin Herrmann Producer
Mischa Hofmann Producer
Tu Juhua Production Designer
Tu Juhua Production Designer
Jürgen Jürges Cinematographer
Kitty Kratschke Makeup
Qiao Ling Associate Producer
Heike Merker Makeup
Daniel Mohr Associate Producer
Jan Mojto Producer
Laurent Petitgirard Score Composer
Guillaume Sciama Sound/Sound Designer
Caroline Von Senden Executive Producer
Kazuo Shimizu Casting
Nicolas Traube Co-producer
Hansjoerg Weissbrich Editor
Wang Zhongjun Co-producer
Wang Zhonglei Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- John Rabe
1. Opening [2:38]
2. New Direction [9:16]
3. Hero Of The Chinese [14:28]
4. No Say Here [9:51]
5. The Plan [11:51]
6. Staying Here [7:02]
7. Safety Zone [14:23]
8. Atrocities [18:41]
9. A Dangerous Game [16:13]
10. Merry Christmas [10:28]
11. It's Over [13:55]
12. Credits [5:52]

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John Rabe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RobbieBobby44 More than 1 year ago
Rabe was a member of the Nazi party who oversaw a factory in Nanking in the 1930s. When the Japanese began one of the most atrocious attacks in history, Rabe joined forces with an American doctor (brilliantly portrayed by Steve Buscemi) who had no love for the Nazi regime. They initially planned to protect 100,000 citizens in a "safe zone" and ended up saving more than twice that many people. A riveting story, full of horror and disgrace but also full of heroism, bravery and compassion. Every bit as good as the film starring Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley.