Saturday, October 01, 2011

Christian Bale Arranges "The Flowers Of War"

The historical dramatic war feature "The Flowers of War" (aka "Nanjing Heroes", "13 Flowers of Nanjing"), starring Christian Bale ("The Rise Of The Dark Knight") is directed by Zhang Yimou.

The film has been selected as the Chinese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming 84th Academy Awards :

"...'The Flowers Of War' is set in 1937, Nanjing, China during the 'Nanking Massacre', at the time of the 'Second Sino-Japanese War'. A group of escapees, finding sanctuary in a Church compound, risk their lives as they struggle to survive the plight and persecution brought on by the violent invasion of the city, with 'John Magee' (Bale), an American priest, helping to save the lives of many Chinese people..."

With an estimated budget of $90 million, dialogue in the film was shot 40% in English and the remainder in Mandarin Chinese.

"The Flowers of War" will be released in China, December 16, 2011, with a North American release TBA.

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