As a priest, Christian Bale tries to save a group of women from the Rape of Nanking in a Chinese-made film "The Flowers of War".
"The Flowers of War" stars Bale as John Magee, an American priest in 1937 Nanking, which is under the imminent threat of a Japanese invasion. John Gillespie Magee witnessed Japanese war crimes at the time. He used a camera filming injuries of victims at the Nanjing University hospital, as well as in other parts of Nanking. This footage remains the most significant visual documentary record of this atrocities. He even sent a copy of the film to German Embassy in Nanjing at the time to reveal Japanese crimes.
The movie is shown for 20 minutes to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it has been submitted as China entry into the Foreign film race for this year's Oscars.