2012 Oscar Foreign Language Film Submissions: ‘The Flowers of War’

Now we know that there was a Chinese army in early World War II and that their troops wore German-like helmets.
This started good, and should be good. But soon we’ll get tired of the forced romance between a fake priest and a diva prostitute, repetitive butt-sway struts, repetitive gazings through broken stained glass window. Screaming terrified less known or unknown girls being chased, brutalized, and murdered by Japanese sex maniacs time and time again, while the main characters, whoever they are, survive.

My Rating: 4/10

>>>Check out my other reviews on 2012 Oscar Foreign Language Film Submissions:
Bullhead – Belgium
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
– Brazil
The Colors of the Mountain
– Colombia
72 Days
– Croatia
– Germany
– Greece
The Turin Horse
– Hungary
Abu, Son of Adam
– India
Under the Protection of Ka’Bah
– Indonesia
A Separation
– Iran
Punk’s Not Dead
– Macedonia
Happy, Happy
– Norway
– Romania
Montevideo: Taste of a Dream
– Serbia
The Front Line
– South Korea
Black Bread
– Spain
– Sweden
– UK
The Silent House
– Uruguay

Also my review on 2011 Oscar Foreign Language Film finalists here.


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