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3.2
498 Ratings

The Flowers of War

Jin líng shí san chai | 金陵十三钗

Directed by Zhang Yimou
China, Hong Kong, 2011
Drama, War

Synopsis

Set in 1937 in 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.

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The Flowers of War Directed by Zhang Yimou

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

2012 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Hong Kong Film Awards

2012 | Nominee: Best Chinese Language Film from the Two Coasts

Asian Film Awards

2012 | Winner: Best Newcomer

2012 | 5 nominations including: Best Film

Critics reviews

[It] unfolds in two very different registers. The battle scenes are fast-paced and punctuated with lots of blood; the quieter moments freely bathe in the waters of melodrama, sentimentality, kitsch, and even straight camp.
February 22, 2012
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The film finds plenty of moments in which Zhang’s skill as a filmmaker and his deft handling and interest in female characters shines.
January 19, 2012
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