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The Flowers of War (Jin ling shi san chai)

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
The Flowers of War (Jin ling shi san chai)


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.
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MPAA rating:
R
for strong violence including a sexual assault, disturbing images, and brief strong language
Cast:
Paul Schneider; Christian Bale; Shigeo Kobayashi
Directed by:
Yimou Zhang
Genre:
Drama
Running time:
02:21
Release date:
2012
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