[The Flowers of War] VS [The Sun]

The Flowers of War
The Flowers of War
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The Sun
The Sun
  • Release year: 2005
  • Genres: Drama, History
  • Rating: 7.3
  • Gross worldwide: $218,325
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Basic information [The Flowers of War] VS [The Sun]
The Flowers of War Solntse
Poster The Flowers of War The Sun
Release date December 16, 2011 (China) November 18, 2005 (Italy)
Rating 7.6(52K ratings) 7.3(2.8K ratings)
Genres Drama, History, Romance, War Drama, History
Plot An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety. --
Gross worldwide $2,855,644 $218,325
Gross US & Canada $311,434 $77,303
Opening weekend US & Canada $48,448(Jan 22, 2012) $11,588(Nov 22, 2009)
Budget $94,000,000 (estimated) --
Top Cast
Christian Bale
Christian Bale
John Miller
Ni Ni
Ni Ni
Yu Mo
Xinyi Zhang
Xinyi Zhang
Shu
Tianyuan Huang
Tianyuan Huang
George Chen
Xiting Han
Xiting Han
Yi, (as Han Xiting)
Doudou Zhang
Doudou Zhang
Ling, (as Zhang Doudou)
Dawei Tong
Dawei Tong
Major Li
Atsuro Watabe
Atsuro Watabe
Colonel Hasegawa
Kefan Cao
Kefan Cao
Mr. Meng, (as Cao Kefan)
Yangchunzi Yuan
Yangchunzi Yuan
Mosquito, (as Yuan Yangchunzi)
Jia Sun
Jia Sun
Hua, (as Sun Jia)
Yuemin Li
Yuemin Li
Dou, (as Li Yuemin)
Issei Ogata
Issei Ogata
Emperor Shouwa-Tennou Hirohito
Robert Dawson
Robert Dawson
General Douglas MacArthur
Kaori Momoi
Kaori Momoi
Empress Kojun
Shirô Sano
Shirô Sano
The chamberlain
Shinmei Tsuji
Shinmei Tsuji
Old servant
Taijirô Tamura
Taijirô Tamura
Scientist
Georgiy Pitskhelauri
Georgiy Pitskhelauri
McArthur's warrant officer
Hiroya Morita
Hiroya Morita
Suzuki, Prime Minister
Toshiaki Nishizawa
Toshiaki Nishizawa
Yonai, Minister of the Navy
Naomasa Musaka
Naomasa Musaka
Anami - Minister of War
Yûsuke Tozawa
Yûsuke Tozawa
Kido, (as Yusuke Tozawa)
Kôjirô Kusanagi
Kôjirô Kusanagi
Togo, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, disturbing images, and brief strong language --
Director Yimou Zhang Aleksandr Sokurov
Writer(s) Heng Liu(screenplay), Geling Yan(novel) Yuriy Arabov, Jeremy Noble
Awards [The Flowers of War] VS [The Sun]
awards

Asian Film Awards 2012

Winner
Asian Film Award
Best Newcomer
Ni Ni
Nominee
Asian Film Award
Best Film
Best Director
Yimou Zhang
Best Screenwriter
Heng Liu
Geling Yan
Best Composer
Qi Gang Chen
Best Costume Designer
William Chang

Asian Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Winner
NETPAC Award
Best Picture
Yimou Zhang
Best Director
Yimou Zhang
Best New Performer
Ni Ni

Chinese American Film Festival (C.A.F.F.) 2012

Winner
Golden Angel Award
Outstanding Film
Yimou Zhang

Chinese Film Media Awards 2012

Winner
Audience Award
Favorite Actor
Dawei Tong
Favorite Actress
Ni Ni
Nominee
Audience Award
Favorite Film
Nominee
China Film Media Award
Best Actress
Ni Ni
Best New Performer
Ni Ni

Chinese Young Generation Film Forum 2012

Winner
Jury Award
Best Actress
Ni Ni

Denver Film Critics Society 2012

Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Foreign Language Film
China

Golden Globes, USA 2012

Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Foreign Language Film
China

Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards, China 2012

Winner
Behind the Camera Award
Best Sound
Jing Tao

Hong Kong Film Awards 2012

Nominee
Hong Kong Film Award
Best Chinese Language Film from the Two Coasts
Yimou Zhang

Huabiao Film Awards 2013

Winner
Huabiao Film Award
Outstanding Film
Yimou Zhang
Nominee
Huabiao Film Award
Outstanding New Actress
Ni Ni
Outstanding Technical Achievement
Outstanding Director
Yimou Zhang
Outstanding Cinematograhpy
Xiaoding Zhao

Makeup and Hairstyling Guild Awards, CN 2012

Winner
Film Award
Best Makeup & Costume Design
William Chang
Xiaohai Yang

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2011

Winner
Golden Reel Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR for Foreign Language Feature Film
Jing Tao(Supervising Sound Editors)
Steve Burgess(Supervising Sound Editors)
James Ashton(Supervising Dialogue Editor)
Mario Vaccaro(Foley Artist)
Xu Miao(Foley Artist)
Baiyang Wang(Dialogue Editor)
Hongrui Ji(sound effects editor)
Yinan Tu(sound effects editor)
Yong Tian(sound effects editor)
Chris Goodes(sound effects editor)
Zheng 'Joe' Huang(sound effects editor)
Robert Mackenzie(sound effects editor)

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012

Nominee
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Yimou Zhang
Runner-Up

Shanghai Film Critics Awards 2012

Winner
Film of Merit
Winner
Shanghai Film Critics Award
Best Actress
Ni Ni

Writers Guild of China Film Association 2012

Winner
WGC Award
Outstanding Screenplay
Heng Liu
Geling Yan

Berlin International Film Festival 2005

Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Aleksandr Sokurov

Cahiers du Cinéma 2006

Winner
Top 10 Film Award
Best Film
Aleksandr Sokurov
Tied with Private Fears in Public Places (2006)

Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival 2005

Winner
Grand Prix - Golden Apricot
Best Film
Aleksandr Sokurov

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2006

Nominee
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Aleksandr Sokurov

Nika Awards 2006

Winner
Nika
Best Screenplay
Yuriy Arabov
Nominee
Nika
Best Film
Aleksandr Sokurov(director)
Igor Kalyonov(producer)
Andrey Sigle(producer)
Marco Mueller(producer)
Nikola Film
Proline Film
Downtown Pictures
MACT Productions
Riforma Films
Best Production Designer
Elena Zhukova
Best Costume Designer
Lidiya Kryukova

Russian Guild of Film Critics 2005

Winner
Golden Aries
Best Film
Aleksandr Sokurov(director)
Igor Kalyonov(producer)
Andrey Sigle(producer)
Marco Mueller(producer)
Best Director
Aleksandr Sokurov
Best Score
Andrey Sigle
Nominee
Golden Aries
Best Script
Yuriy Arabov
Best Art Direction
Elena Zhukova

Village Voice Film Poll 2009

Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Actor
Issei Ogata
9th place.

Village Voice Film Poll 2005

Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Undistributed Film
2nd place.

More details [The Flowers of War] VS [The Sun]
Countries of origin China, Hong Kong Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Languages English, Japanese, Mandarin, Shanghainese Japanese, English
Also known as 13 Flowers of Nanjing The Sun
Production companies Beijing New Picture Film, Edko Films, New Picture Company Nikola Film, Proline Film, Downtown Pictures
Runtime 2 hours 26 minutes 1 hour 50 minutes
Color Color Color
Sound mix Dolby Digital Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio 2.35 : 1 --
Certificate -- Not Rated

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