• Release Date: January 20, 2012
  • Run Time: 2 hr 21 min
  • Rating: R - Strong violence, including a sexual assault, disturbing images and brief strong language
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Huang Tianyuan
  • Director: Zhang Yimou
  • Genre: Art House/Foreign, Drama

Synopsis: Set in 1937, Nanking stands at the forefront of a war between China and Japan. As the invading Japanese Imperial Army overruns China’s capital city, desperate civilians seek refuge behind the nominally protective walls of a western cathedral. Here, John Miller (Bale), an American trapped amidst the chaos of battle, and the ensuing occupation, takes shelter, joined by a group of innocent schoolgirls and thirteen courtesans, equally determined to escape the horrors taking place outside the church walls.