The Flowers of War
Total score 9.4
InfoOriginal title: Jin líng shí san chai (Chinese / English).
2011. 2h26m. History-based drama directed by Yimou Zhang.
Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, disturbing, strong violence, offensive language.
SynopsisInspired by true life events, The Flowers of War tells a genuine story of hope, love and sacrifice. Set in 1937, Nanking stands at the forefront of a war between China and Japan. As the invading Japanese Imperial Army overruns China's capital city, desperate civilians seek refuge behind the nominally protective walls of a western cathedral. Here, John Haufman (Bale), an American trapped amidst the chaos of battle and the ensuing occupation takes shelter, joined by a group of innocent schoolgirls and thirteen courtesans, equally determined to escape the horrors taking place outside the church walls.
Christian BaleJohn Miller
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