Christian Bale: ‘The Flowers of War’ Official Trailer is Heavy

Here is the trailer we’ve been waiting for.  Christian Bale stars in the upcoming drama, The Flowers of War.  Let’s just say, this isn’t a feel-good movie.

Based on Chinese author Yan Geling’s novel “The 13 Women of Nanjing,” about 13 prostitutes who stepped in for female university students who were to be taken as “escorts” for the troops during the period when nearly 20,000 women and girls were raped and killed by the Japanese troops. Christian Bale plays a Catholic priest who shelters a group of prostitutes and female students in his church during the brutal 1937 invasion and pillaging of the Chinese capitol by Japanese troops known as the “Rape of Nanking.”

 

It opens in December….