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  • Português (Brasil)
  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • País: China
  • Tipo: Movie
  • Data de Lançamento: Dez 16, 2011
  • Duração: 2 hr. 26 min.
  • Pontuação: 8.2 (scored by 856 usuários)
  • Classificado: #1509
  • Popularidade: #5619
  • Classificação do Conteúdo: Not Yet Rated

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This movie was beautiful. It was dark and honest.The acting was amazing and I admit to crying more than once. I felt a closeness to just about every character and longed for a happy ending for all of them. This film captured every feeling so well and somehow amidst all the sadness there was so much beauty.
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"So many people have died, even hell is packed."

The Flowers of War was released shortly after the 74th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre. A drunk Westerner with no political alliance, a dozen church school girls, and a dozen prostitutes take refuge in a cathedral compound as the rest of the city lies in ruins. Surrounded by Japanese soldiers, the unlikely group of people will have to work hard to find a way to survive.

This film is not for the faint of heart. Dead bodies line the streets and civilians are shot whenever found. Children are raped and adult women are gang raped, tortured, and murdered. Where this film did not work for me, and I say this as an ardent Zhang Yi Mou fan, there was too much sexual flirting and beautiful images in such a stark and unsavory story. The film was based on a novella inspired by an American missionary's diary. The missionary, Minnie Vautrin, fought to protect students and refugees at Ginling College where she was president. Instead of someone like Minnie, we were given John Miller, a drunken reprobate. He transformed into a heroic knight willing to do whatever was necessary to save the girls overnight. His character growth was shockingly unbelievable. The prostitutes had the same saintly transformations just as quickly. We never learned the names of most of the school girls or prostitutes. It ended up being simple. Virgins must be saved. Prostitutes are expendable. I thought John's makeover time came across too lighthearted when the mortician was basically working his magic on women who were going to a terrible death. The Japanese were almost uniformly categorized as evil. It's not surprising. With a national trauma of 200,000-300,000 killed and countless women raped, that's a wound that does not heal easily.

Christian Bale was serviceable as John. Though a big name, his acting style doesn't appeal to me. John wasn't a very sympathetic set of western eyes to view the atrocities through. Ni Ni in her first role showed she had acting chops, even more impressive in a role that called for her to speak English much of the time. Her Yu Mo was seductive, strong, and sorrowful. I hated that they had Yu Mo fall for the uncouth John, it was more relatable when she used him for his western face to help save her and her friends. Huang Tian Yuan as sweet George made the most of his pivotal and heroic role.

Every action in this film was designed to elicit an emotional reaction and get the viewer's tear ducts flowing. It felt too contrived most of the time. It was hard to emotionally bond with female characters, both young and older, who had no names. The time was catastrophically devastating and those who survived the murderous onslaught faced horror after horror, there's no easy way to put that on film. Had there been more believable character growth and fewer flirty moments, I could have gotten on board with this film better.

9/27/28

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Detalhes

  • Movie: The Flowers of War
  • País: China
  • Data de Lançamento: Dez 16, 2011
  • Duração: 2 hr. 26 min.
  • Classificação do Conteúdo: Ainda Não Classificado

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  • Pontuação: 8.2 (avaliado por 856 usuários)
  • Classificado: #1509
  • Popularidade: #5619
  • Fãs: 1,930

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