As amazing as this is from an artistic, cultural point of view, I can’t watch it without getting a pit in my stomach and getting nauseous. I lived with the Japanese for 15 months, and I’m convinced I know more about the unspeakable atrocities they did to Nanking than anyone there who was, at least, younger than myself. They are in complete denial, they are complete history revisionists. The young people have no clue what happened in the 30’s and 40’s. The worst things that our military has ever done are like fraternity hazing in comparison to what the Japanese soldiers did, with full knowlege and approval of their superiors.
Nanking was just one of the many victims of the Empire of Japan. I will not give you examples here of what they did–it would literally make you sick. Evidently, this movie was made (I haven’t seen the whole thing) to tell the story of The Rape of Nanking. There is a lot of information out there about Nanking–even on YouTube, if you like–so I’ll let you do your own research.