The Flowers of War (2011)

The Flowers of War was released on DVD on July 10, 2012
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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).

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US DVD Release Date July 10, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time146 minutes
DVD Release DateJuly 10, 2012
ActorsChristian Bale, Ni Ni, Paul Schneider, Shigeo Kobayashi
DirectorZhang Yimou
StudioRow 1 Entertainment
MPAA Not-Rated (Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, disturbing images, and brief strong language)
Genre(s)Drama, War
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