Year2011Orig. titleJin líng shí san chaiOrig. lang.Chinese / EnglishCountryChina / Hong Kong GenreHistory-based dramaRating18AParentsDisturbing, extreme violence, offensive languageLength2:26DirectorYimou ZhangWritersHeng Liu Geling YanStarring
Inspired by true life events, The Flowers of War tells a genuine story of hope, love and sacrifice. Set in 1937, Nanking stands at the forefront of a war between China and Japan. As the invading Japanese Imperial Army overruns China's capital city, desperate civilians seek refuge behind the nominally protective walls of a western cathedral. Here, John Haufman (Bale), an American trapped amidst the chaos of battle and the ensuing occupation takes shelter, joined by a group of innocent schoolgirls and thirteen courtesans, equally determined to escape the horrors taking place outside the church walls.