The new theatrical trailer of internationally acclaimed director Zhang Yimou’s new film THE FLOWERS OF WAR starring Christian Bale and introducing Ni Ni, has debuted on Deadline. Click here to check it out and read on for more details on the film!
Synopsis: Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Ju Dou, Hero, House of the Flying Daggers) tells an epic story of love and sacrifice in THE FLOWERS OF WAR, starring Christian Bale and introducing Ni Ni.
The film, set during the Japanese invasion of China, is told from a young girl’s point of view, not as a history lesson, but as an intimate, elemental and paradoxically universal celebration of the human spirit. Bale stars as a dissolute Westerner who seeks refuge in a Catholic Church. There he meets a beautiful Chinese courtesan who helps him rescue a group of schoolgirls from a terrible fate at the hands of the Japanese.
The film represents one of China’s most ambitious productions, involving the recreation of 1937 Nanking built from scratch over a one-year period and the collaboration of one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men (Christian Bale).
December 21st, 2011 in New York (One-Week Qualifying Run)
December 23rd, 2011 in Los Angeles and San Francisco (One-Week Qualifying Run)
Late winter, 2012 (National Wide Release)