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Christian Bale To Take On The Nanjing Project

Christian Bale To Take On The Nanjing Project

Christian Bale is set to star in a new film that depicts the Nanjing Massacre during World War II.

The 36-year-old actor will be teaming up with Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou and will start filming on location in Nanjing in January, according to the Associated Press.

Christian will be playing a an American priest in the new project. The new film is an adaption of a book by Yan Geling which follows 13 sex workers in Nanjing who replaced university students as escorts during the Japanese invasion which resulted in the death of at least 150,000 Chinese civilians.

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6 Comments

# 1

Rape as an instrument of war is pretty bad. Being forced to have sex with multitudes over the entire period of captivity is brutal. Being informed that the bowl of soup you have hungrily eaten was one of your co-captives who failed to sexually perform satisfactorily, is incomprehensible cruelty.

That is why that history remains such a unforgettable nightmare to the Chinese, try as they might.

Historian Iris Chang was so haunted by researching and telling that same story, that she is understood to have taken her own young life.

# 2

Note: While the relentless haters here might want to label those particular victims with their usual misogynistic epithets, once they see the film, they are advised please do not. If ever there was a hot button issue among the Chinese, it is that.

# 3

FAK YOU ZHANG YIMOU

# 5
Awwww come on!!!! @ 12/27/2010 at 7:49 pm

Everybody has a right to tell their OWN stories. I applaud this man for bringing this horrific crime to everyones ears..including Americans. I can’t wait till the movie comes out!

# 6
Jokergurl @ 01/01/2011 at 1:43 am

This is a surprise because of the subject matter a bold project, Christian Bale is great actor. Such a devastating history though, the rape of Nanjing. The Japanese were the most brutal in WWII, which is not to say that Stalin and Hitler, Mussolini were not brutal but the Japanese were the only people reported to resort to cannibalism, and beheadings of their prisoners. Look this up if you don’t believe me. The Japanese history books do not even acknowledge Pearl Harbor either.

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