How long has it been since you've seen a World War II film? Now, how long has it been since you've seen a World War II film featuring Japan's imperial intentions for Asia? Was it a long time ago, maybe the incredible Empire of the Sun? Who was that kid, where's he been? Busy, he's been very busy.
I bring you The Flowers of War. Set during Japan's invasion of China and starring that kid - who grew up to be Oscar-winner Christian Bale. Opening tomorrow in limited release, the film is nominated for the Golden Globes' Best Foreign Language Film. Yes, it's in English. No, no one understands the rules for that category.