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.
The film represents one of China’s most ambitious productions, involving the recreation of 1937 Nanking built from scratch over a one-year period and the collaboration of one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men (Christian Bale).
|Run time||146 minutes|
|DVD Release Date||July 10, 2012|
|Actors||Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Paul Schneider, Shigeo Kobayashi|
|Studio||Row 1 Entertainment|
|MPAA||Not-Rated (Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, disturbing images, and brief strong language)|
|Watch Movie Trailer||The Flowers of War Trailer|
|Where to Rent||Netflix Redbox|