Trailer Watch: Christian Bale's Flowers of War Is Not Delicate Film, Looks Gorgeous, Horrifying

by Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
October 20, 2011 8:14 AM
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TOH! caught twenty minutes of gorgeous, horrifying footage of Zhang Yimou's The Flowers of War (formerly Heros of Nanking) at Toronto, along with every distributor in town. It's China's most expensive movie to date, and will open there and across Asia on December 16, and is rumored to be near a deal for US distribution. The film stars Christian Bale, with what looks like a strong performance, as a mortician in wartorn 1937 Nanking who steps up to protect a group of schoolgirls and prostitutes taking shelter at the Winchester Cathedral. Adapted by Liu Heng from the novel by Geling Yan, it is inspired by true events during the Rape of Nanking. Here's more from Toronto. The film is China's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.


[via ComingSoon]

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2 Comments

  • jingmei | October 23, 2011 12:41 PMReply

    Weinstein may be a potential one since seemingly gets some cooperation with China, don't know. And seems Christian Bale sparks with himself in this film.

  • David | October 21, 2011 4:06 AMReply

    Any update on who is circling the US distribution?

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