We posted a trailer for The Flowers of War a month or so ago but the initial trailer was a confusing mess. It was hard to tell what, if anything, was going on in the film.
Fortunately, the new trailer actually explains things a bit more. Now, trailers don’t need to give away the whole plot but they should give viewers an idea what they’re watching to hint at a movie that they want to see.
The Flowers of War is adapted from Geling Yan’s historical novel 13 Flowers of Nanjing. It is a historical fiction novel set against the backdrop of the “Rape of Nanking”, a brutal period of the Sino-Japanese War.
In the film, the invading Japanese Imperial Army overruns China’s captial city, desperate civilians seek refuge behind the nominally protective walls of a Catholic cathedral. John Miller (Christian Bale) is an American trapped amidst the chaos, he takes shelter in the church and is joined by a group of innocent school girls and 13 courtesans, where he dons a priest outfit to try and help the girls.
The Flowers of War will have a limited release in LA, San Francisco and New York on December 23.