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The Flowers of War (Jin ling shi san chai)

Rating:R (for strong violence including a sexual assault, disturbing images, and brief strong language)
Release Date:January 20, 2012
Running time:141 minutes
Cast:Christian Bale, Paul Schneider, Shigeo Kobayashi
Director:Yimou Zhang
Distributor:Wrekin Hill Entertainment, Row 1 Product

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Description: The film, set during the Japanese invasion of China, is told from a young girl's point of view, not as a history lesson, but as an intimate, elemental and paradoxically universal celebration of the human spirit. Bale stars as a dissolute Westerner who seeks refuge in a Catholic Church. There he meets a beautiful Chinese courtesan who helps him rescue a group of schoolgirls from a terrible fate at the hands of the Japanese.

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