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Nanking Massacre -movie by a Chinese Movie Director(陆川)

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Uploaded on Dec 23, 2007

Another new Movie "Nanking Nanking " is in the making by a Chinese movie director Lu Chuan(陆川).CHINESE director Lu Chuan is to start shooting an epic war movie featuring the Nanjing Massacre in June after receiving official approval for the project.

The film, to be titled "Nanjing! Nanjing!", has been approved by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), and filming is expected to start in June and be completed by the end of the year.

Lu said he hoped to shoot "a true Chinese war and disaster film." The movie would feature a scene in which 40,000 people are killed, Lu said.

The cost of production is expected to surpass 200 million yuan (US$25.64 million), and would include a reconstruction of 1930s Nanjing in Jilin Province at a cost of 16 million yuan.

It is one of four movies on the Nanjing Massacre this year, the 70th anniversary of the atrocity, but it is the only one yet to be approved by the SARFT.

Lu studied in a military school for four years in Nanjing. "When I was at the school, I heard so many stories about the Nanjing Massacre, and I have always wanted to shoot a film about the event."

"We've spent two years collecting historical documents about the massacre. I will try to make history clear and explain it in the movie, rather than expose the sorrow between nations."

Cannes winner Maggie Cheung has refused Lu's invitation to play a leading role in the film.

The Nanjing Massacre occurred in December 1937 when Japanese troops occupied Nanjing, then capital of China. More than 300,000 Chinese are believed to have been murdered in the slaughter.

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