《金陵十三钗》(英文名The Flowers Of War)，2011年上映，导演张艺谋，主演克里斯蒂安·贝尔、倪妮、张歆怡、黄天元、韩熙庭。
gjqxe : Honestly,I am not the kind of people easily being touched so deeply as to cry, and I didn’t cry much during the movie indeed. I just walked out the movie theater,took a bus,got off the bus,bought a piece of bread, walked home while eating the bread,then all of sudden burst into tears.Till now I still haven’t walked out of it. There is so much to say, yet you don’t know what to say nor how to say it. My only advice: you walk into the movie theater, forget whatever people said on the Internet, and just watch it with your own heart.It is a great movie.
kahtreenah : Please watch this movie to get a glimpse of what it was like during World War II in China. My grandparents were in a different part of China that also got occupied where similar tragedies occurred. Though much much worse. Babies would be thrown in the air and caught on the bayonets as a game. There were killing games. My grandma can never tell her story without crying. The Japanese government deny this ever happened, they never apologized, and payed for their war crimes. They do not even have it written in their history books. All my grandparents want is for their story to be recognized as well as a formal apology. Thanks for reading.
msmith5484 : Zhang Yimou has crafted a beautifully shot and compelling story set inside horrific events. About all I knew of this movie was it was set in 1937 China and starred Christian Bale. Not knowing much allowed me to be completely open to the journey of the characters. This is an emotionally powerful story about people caught in circumstances for which there seems no hope of survival. The Japanese soldiers are shown as barbaric, but we do meet an officer who attempts to remain honorable though he must do his duty to his superiors. The violence in the movie is brutal, but not graphic or gratuitous. The choices and sacrifices made by the characters never seemed contrived. The arc of Christian Bale’s character may seem ‘predictable’, but it is never false or ‘convenient’ to the story. All actors are excellent. Because they’re foreign to me I had no idea who they are or their other work. At the screening I attended we were introduced to Ni Ni, who said this was her first film. She is both beauti
sonia-0111 : I watched the movie in Beijing, twice. The second time I liked it more. This has to be one of the best Chinese films yet, if not the best. Some scenes are pretty brutal, but really worth watching, to say the least. The director Zhang YiMou told a powerful, touching and beautiful story, while delivering stunning visual effects as always. All actors from different countries did an amazing job in making so many strong characters in 3 languages, not just the American ‘priest’, but also those prostitutes, the boy George, all the children, Japanese officers, and the Chinese ‘traitor’. Good movie is like a mirror, some people might get upset watching it, while others see love for others, respect for life, and the human spirit of fighting for peace out of tragedy. Each audience’s reaction more or less reflects his/her personal value. The storytelling is objective so you can judge for yourself. In front of a masterpiece like this, people who ranked it very low deliberately because of stereotype
pinopino : I am about 40 and have been watching movies for 25 years. I must say I am no a professional except knowing what movie moves me keeply. This movie comes from a huge and heavy background. My history teacher cried sadly when she gave me the class about the darkest time in Chinese Modern history. For those who give cold comments about the movie, I confessed I tried hard to hold my tears next to my wife in the movie theatre.But the moment “little George” said: “there is no other way!” My salty tears kept rolling out! I hope people respect those victims and stopped saying this piece of history does not exist. There were brave American medicals and priests who risked their lives at that time to keep journals and photo about the crimes.Apart from prejudice, I consider that this movie is very controlled in a lot of ways. For many educated Chinese, we all read a lot of documents/short films and photo that were amazingly made by the Japanese soldiers themselves for showing off and promoting a sen
dodo-bratz : I thought The Flowers of War was one of the best foreign films I have ever seen. Ignore all bad reviews, movies are not suppose to be perfect, there was a point of view, a story and a plot that were all displayed understandably. I have read a few reviews on this film and I have noticed most people saying ”Its too graphic”, it is a war film and the graphic effect was a great way of showing the audience the true form of war and the violence the soldiers/people experienced.The cast was wonderful, I was amazed by the outstanding performance of the young Chinese actresses, I had goosebumps when they started crying or displaying any form of drama. Christian Bale was wonderful, I have always loved his acting and I still do, he portrayed John Miller’s character the way I imagined it. He was capable of making me believe that he was an American without any doubt. Ni Ni (Yu Mo) was an amazing character and actress, I have knowledge that it is her first picture and she had shown amazing talent a
santoute : I loved it, adored it.. too bad this movie was not well publicized but still Zhang Yimou could never go wrong, I have seen all his movies and keeps amazing us one after another. Every single cast is brilliant, the story, the plot and definitely a great choice for Christian Bale, you can laugh and cry at the same time and connect with every single person. This movie touched me a lot and it has been a long time we haven’t seen such great movies, if you are expecting martial arts coming from Zhang Yimou well you will be disappointed but once the movie starts you can’t take your eyes out of it.. I would rate 20 if there was .. you should go see this movie .. my favorite of 2011
tom-240-475761 : Watched this movie last night in a packed Beijing cinema on its opening night. First off, I would like to say that Christian Bale traces perfectly the path of enlightenment that follows Wild-West style bandit obsessed with money becoming priest and father-figure in all but religious training. The film is in roughly 50% English, 35% Chinese and 15% Japanese, so there is a real assimilation of different languages and cultures coming together. However, this unfortunately leads to some moments which seem disconcertingly humorous. For example, there is one point where a Japanese general confesses to priest-figure Bale that he likes music; the triviality of such statement in the midst of mass-murder seems absurd enough, but it is also delivered in a dead-pan way with broken English. I could not help but burst out laughing, even though none of the Chinese in the cinema saw any form of humour in it. Indeed, I think that as a Westerner watching this film, my emotional response is not as viscera
shang_libin : Watched “The flowers of war” on Dec 19, 2011, the 2nd day this film was released in mainland China. The movie theater is fully packed. This is the best film directed by Zhang Yimou after “Hero” in 2002. This is not a surprise because in my opinion all his films after “Hero” have very awful/terrible screen scripts, while this one is based on a well composed novel. The story is about how a dozen of prostitutes saved girl students from uncivilized Japanese soldiers during the Nanjing(Nanking) massacre period (starting from Dec. 13, 1937, lasted for two weeks, 300,000 murdered, 80,000 raped). To Chinese, this is the saddest and most humiliated moment in the 20th century. The script is not based on true stories, painfully the true stories are much worse, because there wasn’t a savior, there’s only constant desperation. The characters themselves are well described. The logic flow and mentality transition in this film are not delineated very well. I still gave it 8 out 10 because I think it’s
MalcolmJTaylor : Exquisite. Easily one of the most beautiful films ever made.Moving, riveting, poetic, visually stunning, and dramatically gut wrenching.Absolutely everything you could ever want a movie to be.Poignant, poetic, full of beauty and life.Not without moments of sentimentality, perhaps even, briefly, bordering on the saccharine. Still only those hardest of heart would be unmoved by this visual and emotional banquet.If you are not moved by this film. You quite possibly may not be human.An incredible mix of beauty and tension. Eye-dropping cinematography, heart pounding action. Yet full of life, humour and folly. Plays directly to your heart strings and plucks every chord with virtuosity.In a just world this kind of film would be breaking box office records. But alas we prefer on mass to fix our eyes of adolescent spectacle. Consider how big the box office returns will be when Bale dons a bat suit this summer.It’s funny how a human interest story recreating events in history can be of so littl
Cortland259 : It’s a tearful experience. So 1937 was such a terror in that Eastern city, the capital of the Asian country. Lives were being destroyed and bodies piled high everywhere. People were in hiding from the Japanese soldiers and here were two groups of people, a group of school girls and a group of prostitutes, vying for a safe hiding place, when they were found by the Japanese invaders, it’s death that awaits them… One wonders why they had to do this? Why? –because there was a war! Then why did Japan start the war? For what? This film made me think. It’s obvious starting war is a shortcut to the destruction of humanity. The Japanese government has been denying there were 300,000 people killed during the Nanking massacre (well , they are not alone, similarly there are also those of holocaust denial). With that as a contemporary reality, it is a right thing to do to be reminded of this event with movies like this one, the Flowers of War, so that we could do all we can to prevent another wa
moviexclusive : Because foreign commentators have not accorded the appropriate significance to the subject of the Japanese occupation of Nanking, there is a certain amount of righteous indignation whenever it is raised amongst the Chinese, whose ancestors had suffered at the hands of the Nippon invaders way back in 1937. It is therefore quite impossible to expect objectivity from any Chinese treatment on the subject- even if it is from internationally acclaimed director and the once-infant terrible of Chinese cinema Zhang Yimou- so the best one can hope for is subtlety, with Lu Chuan’s earlier box- office hit ‘City of Life and Death’ being an excellent example. Fortunately therefore, though Zhang Yimou’s take begins on an overtly jingoistic slant, it eventually settles for a nuanced approach that exudes the very humanity at the heart of Yan Geling’s story, becoming a moving and poignant account of heroism and self-sacrifice.Opening with the first of just two battle sequences throughout the whole film,
Rk-mani : Scores 9 out of 10 for drama, casting, direction, emotions. Movie has lots of works – Zhang Yimou attempting Hollywood style movie inspired by a novel 13 flowers of Nanjing based on true events, with massive budget with over 100 mn , multiple casts from different country, and nominated for 2011 Oscar nominated film among foreign language films, all the works justifies 2 and half hours film
An American born mortician john miller (acted by Christian bale), upon arrival in Nanjing for a burial of a priest, finds himself caught between bunch of orphan students, encroached prostitutes of qin hu river (the 13 flowers) in church trying to escape Nanjing and from the bloody brutal of Japanese army. John who is at times happy go lucky, just loves to drink , drink, drink
and at times shady trying to loot the money from the church, now has a new job as a priest to protect everyone in the house of Lord, from brutalities of Japanese against humanity . The drama starts with these, has all the emot
vitaleralphlouis : The Flowers of War is a gritty and well-made film with a story set in a “protected area” of Nanking during the worst atrocity to occur anywhere in the Pacific war. With sensitivity to a squeamish audience used to the fake horror of B movies, you’ll see the slaughter of many unarmed civilians and the very brutal rape of the schoolgirls hiding in the Safety Zone but broken into anyway by Japanese soldiers. You’ll see gang rapes followed by the immediate and pointless murder of the victims. You will see a supposedly “nice” Japanese officer who loves music et cetera but will later enslave all 13 schoolgirls for gang rape at a Japanese celebration.What you will NOT see is the true depiction of the horrors inflicted on the civilians of Nanking by the Japanese. No depiction of pregnant girls being raped then cut open and having the fetus stabbed, no rapes of little children, cut open if that was necessary to effect the rape. No, it’s all cleaned up, or nobody would watch it. (Will this accoun
billcr12 : Although it runs well over two hours, I never lost interest and I really cared about what happened to the victims of this sad part of history. The Flowers of War will reach into your heart and soul and stay with you long after the credits roll.
sundar_p : Director Yimou Zhang scores a perfect 10! For someone who is known for the action- choreography in his movies (such as “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers”), Zhang keeps the viewer riveted to the seat through the first 30 minutes or so when Japanese forces run through Chinese the city of Nanking, unleashing mayhem and violence.The framing and editing work in tandem to create stunning visuals that convey both the widespread destruction due to the heavy artillery, as well as the intense pain and angst of those hit. I could not help but get reminded of movies like Full Metal Jacket (1987), Saving Private Ryan and Thin Red Line (1998).The scene where young Chinese soldiers run in an “in-line” formation towards an advancing Japanese tank, with the hope that the last man in the formation, who is a human-bomb, will get close enough to the tank and immobilize it, is outstanding. This perhaps captures the essence of the story – which is displayed through out the movie by many of its characters 张艺谋
得了10分！对于那些以电影中的动作编排而出名的人来说（比如《英雄》和《十面埋伏》），张艺谋在影片开头30分钟左右就把观众吸引到了座位上，当时日本军队穿过中国南京，造成混乱和暴力。以及编辑工作串联，以创建惊人的视觉效果，传达广泛破坏由于重型炮兵，以及强烈的痛苦和焦虑的打击。我不禁想起了《全金属外壳》（1987）、《拯救大兵瑞恩》（Saving Private Ryan）和《细细的红线》（Thin Red Line）（1998）等电影。年轻的中国士兵排成一排“队列”，朝前行的日本坦克跑去，希望队列中的最后一个人，也就是人弹，会跑过去。我离坦克足够近，固定它，很突出。这也许抓住了故事的精髓，在电影中许多角色都展示了这个故事。