The Flowers of War Trailer with English Subtitles
Zhang Yimou’s latest, The Flowers of War (金陵十三钗) — previously known as 13 Flowers of Nanjing — follows John Magee, portrayed by Christian Bale, an American priest who helps a number of Chinese escape certain death during the Nanjing Massacre in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
This is the second big project in the last couple of years retelling the events of the Nanjing Massacre, in which massive numbers of Chinese prisoners of war and civilians were killed. The previous big production was City of Life and Death, which cost $12M USD to make.
Zhang Yimou’s big production is budgeted at $90M USD. It is set to open on December 16th in China in time for its candidacy for the upcoming edition of the Academy Awards, where it will be representing China.