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The Flowers of War

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Original title
Jin Ling Shi San Chai (The Flowers of War)
Running time
146 min.
China China
Liu Heng (Novel: Yan Geling)
Qigang Chen
Xiaoding Zhao
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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.
2011: Golden Globes: Nominated to Best Foreign Film
2012: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection - Out of competition
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