REVIEW – City of War : The Story of John Rabe (2009)

Videovista have my review of Florian Gallenberger’s John Rabe, which has been released in the UK under the decidedly sexier title City of God.

The film arrives on DVD hot on the heels of Lu Chuan’s film about the Nanjing Massacre entitled City of Life and Death (2009), which got a cinema release earlier this year.  However, where Lu Chuan’s film is moving and powerful, Gallenberger’s is anaemic and unintentionally comic.  Pity really as the cast and production values are really quite good.