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The Flowers of War

2 Ratings: 4.5
A 2011 Chinese film directed by Zhang Yimou
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review by . January 02, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
Are Innocent Lives Truly More Valuable Than Damaged Lives?
An official Chinese entry for “Best Foreign Language film” in the 84th Academy awards, but failed to make the cut, director Zhang Yimou’s (Hero) “The Flowers of War” is set in 1937 during the second Sino-Japanese war. Originally titled “13 Heroes of Nanking” is another film about the story of the “Rape of Nanking” which was awesomely portrayed in 2009’s “City of Life and Death” and if you compare one with the other, “Flowers …
review by . July 10, 2012
This is one I’ve got to be as upfront as possible about: stories dealing with the atrocities involved in the brief Japanese invasion of Nanking ( China ) are NOT for everyone.  If you’re unsure of the incident long referred to as ‘the Rape of Nanking,’ then I’d encourage you to Google it, investigate in on your own before jumping headfirst into Yimou Zhang’s THE FLOWERS OF WAR; familiarize yourself with one of history’s darkest hours in order to get …
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