City of Life and Death – Nanjing! Nanjing!

China . Hong Kong – Drama . War . History – 2009
Directed by Chuan Lu
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ -  This movie is a dramatization of the unforgettable horrifying historic event that occurred in 1937 when Nanjing was taken under siege by the Imperial Japanese Army.  Most people will know or at least have heard of the Nanjing Massacre.  Having said that, one would expect this movie to be  heavily skewed to make Japan look as evil as possible, since the hearts of Chinese people still feel pain as the Japanese government has yet apologize for it.  However, even though the director is Chinese, the story seemed to be told as how the event would have occurred and it lets the viewers have their own feelings about it.  Although there are lot of brutal historical facts that occurred at Nanjing and hence could have been shown more throughout the movie, I don’t think the director used them because the tragedy of the event is still well delivered to move the hearts of many… [ imdb ]

City of Life and Death – Movie trailer

Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan

Russia . Biography-History-Action . 2007
Directed by Sergey Bodrov
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ – The life story of Temudjin before he became the great Genghis Khan.  This movie follows the earlier life of Temudjin.  And through his life, we get to witness the Mongolian culture, his love for his wife and of course the massive medieval war battles!… [ imdb ]

Mongol – Movie trailer