Excerpt: The Flowers Of War is a historical drama starring Christian Bale. It is a fictionalized portrayal of very real events that took place in 1937 while Japanese soldiers occupied the Chinese capitol, Nanking. Widely known as the Nanking Massacre or the Rape of Nanking, it is one of the darkest moments in modern Chinese history, where some estimates believe 300,000 Chinese people were massacred.
Excerpt: During World War II, American was a little busy handling the European theater and managing Japanese aggression. Though we paid a bit of attention to our Russian allies, for the most part our culture didn't have time to focus on all the conflicts happening all over the globe, especially if they weren't directly affecting our allies.
Conclusion: 'The Flowers of War' is a stirring, emotionally powerful film about sacrifice and compassion in the face of despair. Director Zhang Yimou constructs a visually beautiful, visceral experience that is both elegant and chaotic. Disturbing and heartfelt, the movie's drama is potent and inspirational. The video is exceptional, showcasing all of the impressive cinematography, and the audio mix is demo worthy with its aggressive kick and nuanced design.
Excerpt: The actual extent of the Nanking Massacre remains a contentious subject between China and Japan, with the latter claiming that the rape, torture, and slaughter of civilians during its 1937 invasion of the Chinese capital has been exaggerated, while the former says records were deliberately destroyed to downplay the victims’ numbers.
Summary: The Flowers Of War fortæller om en beskidt krigshandling og har for så vidt en reel historie at fortælle. Det fungerede bare slet ikke for mig, hvilket primært må tilskrives instruktørens måde at lave film på...
Excerpt: Låt dig inte skrämmas av den romantiska bilden på fodralet. Det här är en film som erbjuder både starka scener från en vedervärdig krigsskådeplats och samtidigt ger oss stora personporträtt av människor som är krigets raka motsats. Skådeplatsen i Flowers of War har filmatiserats fler gånger förut, men sällan med en lika bred bild av kriget.