An unconvincing yarn of hookers, convent girls and a … The Flowers of War is a frustrating would-be novel -- and, yes, the fact that it's not-quite-a-novel is one of the frustrating aspects of it. Posing as a … Geling Yan is an award-winning Chinese novelist and screenwriter. Action & adventure. An American (Christian Bale) tries to protect a group of Chinese students and prostitutes from Japanese soldiers in 1937 Nanjing. The Flowers of War. With nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, fate always has a way of bringing the most unlikely heroes together. From internationally celebrated director Zhang Yimou (Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, Hero, House Of Flying Daggers) comes a story of love and war. Its exteriors were apparently shot on sets, including an impressive one for the cathedral and its surrounding grounds. The Flowers of War was billed as the first Chinese production with a Western star Whilst Geling Yan was inspired by the Minnie Vautrin account, she chose to … Through treacherous surroundings and facing unimaginable evil, The Flowers of War, inspired by true life events, manages to tell a genuine story of hope, love and sacrifice. "The Flowers of War" is in many ways a good film, as we expect from Zhang Yimou ("Ju Dou," "Raise the Red Lantern," "To Live"). 18+ COMMON SENSE. The Flowers of War. "The Flowers of War," a melodramatic tale of unlikely heroism set during the Japanese invasion of Nanking, is affecting at times, but finally feels overblown and heavy-handed. Produced by … Graphic rape and killing battle heroism and sacrifice. Add to Wishlist. The story skirts around the worst of the atrocities of the Rape of Nanking yet while making only glancing note of the western heroes of the event like John Rabe and Minnie Vautrin, it captures the essence of fear and terror in the Chinese people who had to cope with out of control Japanese soldiers. The Flowers of War is an unforgettable journey through the depths of the human heart. Born in Shanghai, she published her first novel in 1985. The Flowers of War Synopsis. Watch The Flowers Of War movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at TVGuide.com. The War of The Flowers by Tad Williams This is a unique perspective on a Faerie that sadly emulates or mirrors our own society. A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's raid of Nanking in 1937. Consenso de la crítica: Zhang Yimou's stylistic flair is in full bloom during The Flowers of War, but his colorful treatment of a historical genocide ultimately does a disservice to the horrifying events' inherent drama. 2012 142 minutes. Zhang Yimou shows without concessions the military occupation of a devastated city, the atrocious crimes, the civilians turned into innocent victims and, above… A scene from "The Flowers of War." pxvdtpa013 Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety. What did you love best about The Flowers of War? You can depend on Tad Williams for both a good story and a skewed perception of normalcy. Set during the Nanking Massacre that started in December, 1937, most of the action takes place in the compound of the St.Mary Magdalene mission, which is … The Flowers of War (533) IMDb 7.6 2h 22min 2011 A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. 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