John Rabe - Fall Winter 1937. For nearly thirty years, German businessman John Rabe and his wife Dora have resided in Nanking, the Chinese capital of that time.
He is the director of the Siemens subsidiary there. The thought of transferring management to his successor Fließ and returning to Berlin is a burden for him.
He has grown fond of the country and he knows he is a man of influence there; in the Berlin headquarters he would be just be one of many.
During the farewell ball in his honor, Nanking is bombarded by planes of the Japanese forces, which have just conquered Shanghai.
John Rabe Release Date: 10 October 2009 - USA