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FILM DETAILS Certificate 15 Cast Christian Bale Ni Ni Zhang Xinyi Huang Tianyuan Tong Dawei Atsurô Watabe Directors Zhang Yimou Screenwriters Heng Liu Running Time 136 minutes
The Flowers Of War Apocalypse Yimou
Plot Opportunistic American John Miller (Bale) is trapped in Nanking when the Japanese attack. Taking refuge in the Catholic cathedral, he finds himself the reluctant protector of convent schoolgirls. Posing as a priest, John bluffs the Japanese while looking for a way out. Verdict As you’d expect, it’s beautiful, emotional and exciting, if florid in style. Bale, beauties and English dialogue widen Yimou’s appeal. Reviewed by Angie Errigo
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