The Flowers of War
- Original title
Jin Ling Shi San Chai (The Flowers of War)
- Running time
- 146 min.
Liu Heng (Novel: Yan Geling)
Co-production China-Hong Kong; Beijing New Picture Film / EDKO Film / New Picture Company
War. Drama | China-Japan War (II). Historical. Prostitution
- Synopsis / Plot
- In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John (Christian Bale) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor. This is the most expensive chinese movie ever.
: Golden Globes: Nominated to Best Foreign Film
: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection - Out of competition
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