is a forthcoming film by Japanese
filmmaker about the 1937 Nanking Massacre
The film, backed by nationalistic
figures including Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara
and public donation, aspects of the Nanking Massacre
. Less than a month before the 70th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre, the director said in an interview that Japanese war criminals
who were made into scapegoats for war crimes
as Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross in order to bear the sins
of the world, and they died bearing all of old Japan's good and bad parts. He also claimed that the Nanjing Massacre was a politically motivated frame-up by China and the numerous Western eyewitnesses, whose accounts form the basis of the historical understanding of the Nanjing Massacre. These accounts are, according to the filmmakers, espionage
Satoru said that the project is meant to counter the film Nanking
, a 2007 American documentary
, which he believes is "based on fabrications and gives a false impression" and which he perceives to be a "setup by China to control intelligence".
The movie is planned to be a three-part series.
- First part "Seven condemned criminals" (The theme is Class A war criminals.)
This part shows the last day of the seven people who were condemned to death in 1948 by the International Military......