I’m kind of pumped for director Zhang Yimou’s “The Flowers of War”, and I’m not (overly) ashamed to admit that it’s because of Christian Bale. Well, mostly, anyway. After all, I have seen “House of Flying Daggers” numerous times, so the combination of a talented filmmaker and a skilled actor is just too appealing to ignore. Unfortunately, Yimou’s latest cinematic endeavor has yet to find Stateside distribution. However, for those of you in China, “The Flowers of War” opens in theaters on December 16th, 2011. Lucky you! Damn it.
The plot synopsis you secretly crave awaits:
The Flowers Of War takes place during the Nanjing Massacre in 1937, when thousands of Chinese civialians living in the capital city Nanjing were murdered by invading Japanese troops. Bale plays an American priest named John who shelters prostitutes and students during the attack. With a budget of $90 million, the film is one of the most expensive films of all time in China, and the dialogue will be mixed English and Mandarin Chinese.
The latest and greatest poster for the flick resides below.
Originally titled “Nanjing Heroes”, aka “The 13 Women of Nanjing”. – Nix
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