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The Flowers of War (2011) Poster

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It was Steven Spielberg who recommended Christian Bale for the lead role.
The film was shot in 164 days on an 18 hour daily schedule.
Grossed more than 310 million on the domestic (Chinese) box office making this the highest grossing Chinese production of all time.
The second fully Chinese-funded film to have a Hollywood star in the lead. The first one being Inseparable (2011) starring Kevin Spacey.
China's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.
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In 2011, Yimou Zhang selected Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir to be his first protégé and invited her work closely with him on the set during production of this film as well as with him in the editing room and post production.
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