The Flowers of War


In 1937, the undertaker John Miller came to the Nanking Catholic Church, which is under the protection of the Red Cross, to bury a local priest during the Japanese attack on China. In the monastery, he finds only one student and one boy and decides to spend the night. A group of women from the red light district soon sets out to seek protection. The next morning, a Japanese train breaks into a church and tries to rape girls. Jan wears a priestly costume and pretends to be a priest. He tries unsuccessfully to stop the Japanese, but realizes that he must either leave Nanjing or stay and help protect the girls.... Show more

The Flowers of War is really good movie production from year 2011. Most movies, even the greatest ones, evaporate like a mist once you've returned to the real world; they leave memories behind, but their reality fades free quickly. Not this one :). The new cinematography style invented by Yimou Zhang is exactly what it is supposed to be - a new path that can be followed by the creators of original entertainment films. The Flowers of War filled me with difficult to explain energy, got me so immersed in it. These beautiful particles together create such a delightful puzzle that the viewer wants to float above the ground. He begins to dream and turns off the reality around him for a moment in favor of the beauty that his eyes enjoy. Even for such aesthetic experience, a movie is worth watching. It is advisable then to turn a blind eye to the obvious passing of the truth, because it can spoil the reception of the picture. There are so many images, details and scenes that I seriously cannot get out of my head since watching it for the first time. You can watch The Flowers of War online on this website without ads.... Show more

Directors: Yimou Zhang
Countries: China, Hong Kong
Release: 2011-12-16
Duration: 146 min
IMDb Rating: 7.6