The Flowers of War is a dramatization, although probably also a sensationalistic representation of the infamous tragedy of the Japanese imperial army’s Rape of Nanking (Nanjing). It stars Christian Bale as a priest who saves (or attempts to save) some young Chinese girls from rampaging Japanese soldiers. The trailer shows him also having a sex scene with one of the women and there seems to be a lot of action for the film of this caliber. Anyway the trailer is here:
Christian Bale’s character is actually a mortician and not a priest. He is pretending to be one for particular reasons. As an aside much older movie where a character who is not a priest but merely pretending to be one is a major character is the ‘Left Hand of God’ which start Bogart.
Ok, thanks for the correction.
Then my only objection is really turning a historical drama film (take good examples of The Pianist, Korczak, or Schindler’s List) into an action movie. Oh well, I think the Chinese are learning from Hollywood.
Christian Bale as Batman would have been good, we could finally settle whether Bruce Wayne is Anglican or Catholic!
Christian Bale lost some of my sympathy when he was caught on video/audio cursing out a grip. He totally lost it and wanted the guy fired for walking in on him while shooting a scene. Now I can understand frustration and anger, but if that’s his usual behaviour, I won’t really feel compelled to pay for his second of third yacht. This movie also seems disappointing because of all the action. At least he’s not a priest having sex with one of the girls he hides.
Forget that movie [well not really].
The best film to watch regarding the Nanking event is “Nanking 1937”. You must watch it!!
Search up: “南京1937” on Youtube and you could see the whole movie (English subtitles included) in about 20 parts.
I do not recall seeing much blood in that film, though some parts will make a very deep impression.
Its a must see!!