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Top German film screened at Gene Siskel Center

The Film JOHN RABE will be shown at the Gene Siskel  Film Center at 164 N. State Street in Chicago on Saturday, September 4 at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m.

The film is in German, Chinese and English with English subtitles.

Based on a true story, this film was the Official Selection at the Berlin Film Festival, winning 4 Golden Lolas, Germany's top film prize for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Costume and Best Production Design.  Inspired by John Rabe's 1937 dairies, the film tells the story of a German businessman who rescued more than 200,000 civilians during the Nanking Massacre in China.  Director Florian Gallenberger creates a portrait of a man who is revered as a saint in China to this day, but who was never rewarded for his courage during his lifetime. 

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