The Flowers of War Trailer & Clips


The Flowers of War (also know as Jin ling shi san chai) full movie is released on Dec 16, 2011. Watch The Flowers of War online - the Shanghainese Drama movie from Hong Kong , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $2,855,644. The Flowers of War is directed by Yimou Zhang and created by Heng Liu with Christian Bale and Ni Ni. The Flowers of War is available online on The Roku Channel and Hoopla.

In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John (Christian Bale) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor.

As know as:

Jin ling shi san chai, Sõja õied, Квіти війни, The Flowers of War, Цветя на войната

Release Date:

Jan 20, 2012

Release Date (Streaming):

Jul 10, 2012


Hong Kong, China


Shanghainese, Chinese, Mandarin, Japanese, English

Stream Service:

Wrekin Hill Ent.

Production Companies:

Beijing New Picture Film, Edko Films, New Picture Company

Gross worldwide:



Tara Brady
Irish Times
It can look tremendous, even if Zhao Xiaoding's hyper-stylised '90-retro cinematography sits uneasily beside relentless bloodshed and sexual violations.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 03, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Bale is forthright and emotional in the role, and with a hint of boyish vulnerability, even reminds us of his 13-year-old self in Spielberg's Empire of the Sun.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 02, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
Maudlin make-believe in which a molecule of fact has been dropped like vermouth into a martini ...
by rottentomatoes, Aug 02, 2012

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