The Flowers of War

release date:February 24, 2012
Tuesday August 14, 2012 (dvd)
running time:141 min.
director:Zhang Yimou
studio:Entertainment One
producer(s):Zhang Weiping
screenplay:Heng Liu
cast:Christian Bale, Paul Schneider, Ni Ni, Zhang Xinyi, Tong Dawei, Atsuro Watabe, Shigeo Kobayashi, Cao Kefan
Current Tribute rating: Current rating: 4.67    Rate Movie     User Reviews

The Flowers of War Movie Synopsis

Nanjing, December 1937. An American (Christian Bale) hides inside a church with a bunch of frightened school children from maurading Japanese soldiers who are burning the city to the ground. They're soon joined in the church by a dozen seductive courtesans.

Because the Japanese won't harm Westerners, the man is convinced by the women to pose as a priest in order to protect the children from certain death or worse.

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  Excellent movie! The movie had a great cast and the story was well put together offering a heart wrenching and multifaceted glimpse into the suffering and pain the Japanese inflicted upon the Chinese during that war. It broke my heart and at the same time illustrated a touching heroicism. Zhang Yimou is an awesome director.

  my favourite bale movie period. and that's saying a lot because i loved the dark knight trilogy.

  excellent movie, great plot, outstanding action and acting.