One of the best movies that I have seen in a long while. I rarely go to the movie theatres because they are so expensive here in the city. But this was definitely the best $14 spent on a movie.
The movie left us feeling really sad and emotional.
Funny thing was that we saw the movie right before attending a Chinese New Year framily dinner. If you are Chinese, you would know, 'No bad thoughts during Chinese New Year', 'No wearing black!', 'No cleaning of the house because you would sweep away the good luck!'
So here we are heading towards the Malaysian Restaurant feeling all gloomy and beaten up by the ever so realistic film. Mind you, it wasn't a bad thing. It was damn darn good movie that kept us thinking. Also, the reason why we were so effected by it was because it hit close to home. Malaysia too suffered from the Japanese invasion and we've heard and read about the rape and deaths in textbooks.
I was told that my mother's grandfather was once a rich banker and one day he went out and never came back, killed by the Japanese. My grandmother on the other hand would have to disguise herself as a boy when she went out or else she would probably be caught and raped!
Yup, close to home.
About The Film
It is only airing in 2 movie theaters in New York.
Landmark Sunshine Cinema at 143 East Houston Street
Regal E Walk Stadium 13 & RPX at 247 West 42nd Street
For other locations *click*
~adapted from www.theflowersofwarthemovie.com
Please do watch it and tell me what you think! :)
HAPPY DRAGON CHINESE NEW YEAR everyone!!!!!!!
To Health, Prosperity, Love, and Success!!!!