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.
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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