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Jinling shi san chai [videorecording] = The flowers of war / Wrekin Hill Entertainment presents in association with Row 1 Pictures a New Pictures Film production ; director, Zhang Yimou ; writer, Liu Heng, Yan Geling ; producer, Zhang Weiping.


  • Description: 1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2012.

Available copies

  • 11 of 13 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Salem.

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0 current holds with 13 total copies.

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Content descriptions

General Note: Based on the novel by Yan Geling.
Special features: Behind the scenes.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography Zhao Xiaoding ; edited by Meng Peicong ; music by Qigang Chen.
Participant or Performer Note: Christian Bale, Ni Ni.
Summary: The dangerous streets of Nanjing throw together a group of opposites, a flock of shell-shocked schoolchildren, a dozen seductive courtesans, and a renegade American posing as a priest to save his own skin, or so he thinks, all seeking safety behind a walled cathedral. Trapped by marauding soldiers, over the next few days the prejudices and divides between them will fall away as they unite around a last ditch plan to protect the children from impending catastrophe.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R; for strong violence including a sexual assault, disturbing images, and brief strong language.
System Details Note: DVD, widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Language Note: In English or Mandarin Chinese with Spanish or English subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Bale, Christian, 1974- (Actor). Ni, Ni, 1988- (Actor). Zhang, Yimou. (Director). Liu, Heng. (Screenwriter). Yan, Geling (Screenwriter). Zhang, Weiping, producer (Added Author). Yan, Geling. Jin ling shi san chai. (Added Author). Lions Gate Films. (Added Author). Wrekin Hill Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Row 1 Pictures. (Added Author). New Pictures Film (Firm) (Added Author).

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Alternate Title: Flowers of war

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