The Flowers of War Image

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Summary: An unprincipled American is caught in the turmoil of China during the 1937 invasion by Japan. Seeking refuge in a Catholic Church, he meets up with a courtesan desperate to protect a group of schoolgirls from the vicious onslaught. Putting aside his usual selfish tendencies, the American risks everything to help them.
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Runtime: 146 min
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Production: Beijing New Picture Film Co.
Genres: Drama, History
Countries: Hong Kong, China
Languages: English, Mandarin, Chinese, Japanese, Shanghainese
Home Release Date: Jul 10, 2012
Director Credit
Yimou Zhang Director
Writer Credit
Geling Yan Writer
Heng Liu Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Christian Bale John Miller
Ni Ni Yu Mo
Xinyi Zhang Shujuan Meng
Cast Credit
Atsuro Watabe Colonel Hasegawa
Bai Xue Cast
Christian Bale John Miller
Dawei Tong Major Li
Hai-Bo Huang Cast
Junichi Kajioka Japanese Machinegun Soldier
Kefan Cao Mr. Meng
Ni Ni Cast
Paul Schneider Terry
Shawn Dou Cast
Shigeo Kobayashi Lt. Kato
Takashi Yamanaka Cast
Tianyuan Huang George
Xinyi Zhang Cast
Yuan Nie Cast
Producer Credit
Chaoying Deng Executive Producer
David Linde Executive Producer
Leo Shi Young Executive Producer
Weiping Zhang Producer
William Kong Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: