Gorgeous Official US Poster for 'The Flowers of War' Finally Revealed

January 19, 2012
Source: IMDb

The Flowers of War

A mere 24 hours before this film gets quietly released in limited theaters, Wrekin Hill has finally released an official US poster (via IMDb) for The Flowers of War, the Zhang Yimou-directed WWII drama starring Christian Bale that was China's Best Foreign Film Oscar entry. While it is a fairly conventional poster with floating heads blended, I love the colors and the overall design and layout. It's eye-catching and a perfectly gorgeous poster to go along with an otherwise outstanding film. I got to see it late last year and enjoyed it a lot, it's very powerful filmmaking from one of China's best filmmakers, Zhang Yimou. Check it out below!

Here's the brand new official US poster for The Flowers of War. You can still catch the latest trailer here.

The Flowers of War Poster

The story in The Flowers of War, based on Yan Geling's novel The 13 Women of Nanjing, will see Bale as an American priest who shelters a group of prostitutes and female students in his church during the 1937 wartime atrocity known as "The Rape of Nanking". The movie was directed by Oscar nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, of films like Raise the Red Lantern, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower and A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop previously, as well as the 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Wrekin Hill is distributing in the US, but it will first open in Chinese theaters later this year. The Flowers of War will be opening in limited US theaters starting January 20th. Highly recommended.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


It looks awesome! however i don't really recognize Christian Bale on this... he looks weird

velvetsmokes on Jan 19, 2012


I saw this already and found Bale's performance to be kind of, I don't know, cheesy maybe? Regardless it is a beautiful movie and this is a very good looking poster

Bltzie on Jan 19, 2012


Yea I felt like some people could view his performance that way... I just think that's exactly was his character, and he played it incredibly well. He was that kind of dick, careless guy who learned to care by the end. The character that got me the most was the little boy kid at the church, especially what he had to at the end, that nearly teared me up.

Alex Billington on Jan 19, 2012


Color theory and everything. The trailer for this did give me a weird feeling though. Think I'll be counting on's opinion to determine if I spend the money.

Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012


It's a great film, not my favorite of last year (when I saw it), but damn good. I highly suggest seeing it, though you'll love it more if you're a big Yimou fan and love his style.

Alex Billington on Jan 19, 2012


awesome movie, Bale was great as usual.

truong18 on Jan 19, 2012


I thought there weren't going to be any more Star Wars films...

Jeremy on Jan 20, 2012


Just another excuse for China to make an anti-Japanese propaganda film.  Zhang Yimou used a mediocre American actor and added more sex scenes for a film that had no other purpose than to sexually titillate the audience with the tragic  events of suffered by Chinese women.

Kaipan_sh on Jan 21, 2012

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