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.
Rfor strong violence including a sexual assault, disturbing images, and brief strong language
Cast:Paul Schneider; Christian Bale; Shigeo Kobayashi
Directed by:Yimou Zhang