High Fliers Films has acquired City of Life and Death from Media Asia for the UK and Ireland.

Lu Chuan directs and Ye Liu, Yuanguan Gao and Hideo Nakaizumi all star in the film which is set in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

The film tells the story of several figures, both historical and fictional, including a Chinese soldier, a schoolteacher, a Japanese soldier, a foreign missionary, and John Rabe, a Nazi businessman who would ultimately save thousands of Chinese civilians.