Movies: The Flowers of War (Jin ling shi san chai)
The Flowers of War (Jin ling shi san chai)
Drama
The film, set during the Japanese invasion of China, is told from a young girl's point of view, not as a history lesson, but as an intimate, elemental and paradoxically universal celebration of the human spirit. Bale stars as a dissolute Westerner who seeks refuge in a Catholic Church. There he meets a beautiful Chinese courtesan who helps him rescue a group of schoolgirls from a terrible fate at the hands of the Japanese. Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, disturbing images, and brief strong language.
Cast: Christian Bale, Paul Schneider, Shigeo Kobayashi
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Directed by: Yimou Zhang
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Running time: 2hr 21min
Opens: Jan 20, 2012 Limited
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