Monday, March 26, 2012

The Flowers of War (2011)

The time is December 1937. Nanjing, China is bombed by Japan. An American mortician named John Miller is sent to Winchester Cathedral, a convent for Catholic girls to bury their head priest Father Ingleman. While there, prostitutes from the red-light district come to seek refuge inside the church, where the leader Yu Mo asks John to help them escape out of Nanjing. So John poses as a priest to protect them and the girls of the convent from the Japanese soldiers, while fixing up an old truck so they can leave China. Brutally violent, emotionally heartbreaking and powerful, Flowers of War is one film that will stay with you long after it's over. Christan Bale gives a sensational performance. Starring Christan Bale, Ni Ni, Zhang Xinyi, Tong Dawei, Atsuro Watabe, Shigeo Kobayashi and Cao Kefan  8/10 Rated R

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