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The Flowers of War

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Adventure

Release Date :

January 20, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Zhang Yimou

Starring :

Christian Bale, Shigeo Kobayashi, Paul Schneider, Zhang Xinyi, Huang Tianyuan, Tong Dawei, Atsuro Watabe, Cao Kefan, Ni Ni

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

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At the start the movie appears to be in mandrin with english sub-titiles but it ends up being in english about 50% of the time. Very interesting story and well worth watching.

posted by JAW on Jul 31, 2012 01:37:21

A well-acted and poignant story of a little-known episode during the Rape of Nanking. The film didn't minimize the brutalities, but it didn't dwell on them. Instead, its realistic portrayal of the self-sacrifice of the Chinese prostitutes is a refreshingly human drama. A definitely "should see" cinema on this historical event.

posted by mppeace on Feb 19, 2012 09:56:56
 
 
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