The Flowers of War

December 16th, 2011


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A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.4/10 (4,120 voted)

Critic's Score: 46/100

Director: Yimou Zhang

Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang

In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John (

Writers: Heng Liu, Geling Yan

Christian Bale - John Miller
Paul Schneider - Terry
Ni Ni - Yu Mo
Tong Dawei - Major Li
Xinyi Zhang - Shujuan Meng
Atsurô Watabe - Colonel Hasegawa
Tianyuan Huang - George
Shawn Dou -
Yuan Nie -
Shigeo Kobayashi - Lt. Kato
Bai Xue -
Takashi Yamanaka -
Kefan Cao - Mr. Meng
Hai-Bo Huang -


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 16 December 2011

Box Office Details

Budget: $90,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $48,558 (USA) (22 January 2012) (30 Screens)

Gross: $224,860 (USA) (19 February 2012)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

China's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.

User Review

a movie definitely worth seeing

Rating: 10/10

Honestly,I am not the kind of people easily being touched so deeply as to cry, and I didn't cry much during the movie indeed. I just walked out the movie theater,took a bus,got off the bus,bought a piece of bread, walked home while eating the bread,then all of sudden burst into tears.

Till now I still haven't walked out of it. There is so much to say, yet you don't know what to say nor how to say it. My only advice: you walk into the movie theater, forget whatever people said on the Internet, and just watch it with your own heart.

It is a great movie.