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.
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.
well done movie but so painful to see such anguish the japanese caused. war is a terrible thing. soldiers are meant to die in wars but to see civilians devastated is so very sad.