On 3rd August 2012, Chris Tookie of the Daily Mail wrote “Chinas great leap forward: The Flowers of War is the China’s most prized film ever and - starring Americas Christian Bale - it demonstrates Beijing can give Hollywood a run for its money.” Tookie was talking about the movie film, ‘the flowers of war’. In Chris’ statement, “here is the most ambitious and expensive film in the history of Chinese, shot over almost six months by the country’s pre-eminent director ,the man responsible for those impressive if impersonal Olympic ceremonies four years ago”, he described the film and the director. According to Tookie, China’s most celebrated auteur is of his class act and can deliver more than just a well-drilled display.
On 5th August 2012, in the same U.K., Philip French of The Guardian also reviewed ‘The Flowers of War.’ According to French, Zhang Yimou was at his peak again. French said, “Zhang Yimou, one of the best of the best Chinas talented film-makers and director had imprudently imposed an essentially fictionalized story on an appalling incident. The incident is one of the very worst atrocities of an atrocious 20th century. The atrocity is of Japanese 1937-38 siege, destruction and demolition of Nanking in the winter, which resulted in the killing and massacre of some 300,000 Chinese civilians (French 1).
‘The Flowers of War’ is a 2011 Chinese historical drama and World War II film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring America’s great Christian Bale (Hale 1). The film is based on Geling Yan’s novel, ‘13 Flowers of Nanjing’, and inspired by the diary of Minnie Vautrin. The setting of the story is in Nanking, China, during the 1937-1938 rape and massacre of Nanking City in the Second Sino-Japanese War. As the story goes, during the war, groups of escapees were finding refuge in a church compound. They were trying to survive the persecution and plight brought on by the violent invasion of the