The Flowers of War

December 16, 2011 0 By Fans
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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

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


Ni Ni

Yu Mo

Tong Dawei

Major Li

Xinyi Zhang

Shujuan Meng

Atsurô Watabe

Colonel Hasegawa

Tianyuan Huang


Shawn Dou

Yuan Nie

Shigeo Kobayashi

Lt. Kato

Bai Xue

Takashi Yamanaka

Kefan Cao

Mr. Meng

Hai-Bo Huang


Official Website:
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Release Date: 16 December 2011

Box Office Details

Budget: $90,000,000


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

Gross: $224,860
(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

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.