The Flowers of War | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | August 15, 2012
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Sometimes depraved, sometimes majestic. Bale plays a largely redundant character. Things get quite intense at points. Worth it if patient.
genre Drama | History
synopsis A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
lead actors Christian Bale | Paul Schneider | Ni Ni | Tong Dawei | Xinyi Zhang | Atsurô Watabe | Shigeo Kobayashi
director Yimou Zhang