Director Zhang Yimou says Christian B...

Director Zhang Yimou says Christian Bale to star in film set in Nanjing during World War II

There are 10 comments on the 680News story from Dec 22, 2010, titled Director Zhang Yimou says Christian Bale to star in film set in Nanjing during World War II. In it, 680News reports that:

Dec 22, 2010 06:31:41 AM BEIJING, China - Christian Bale will star in Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou's new project about 13 young prostitutes who help save compatriots from Japanese troops rampaging Nanjing, the latest film exploring a World War II-era atrocity that stirs nationalism in China.

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Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#1 Dec 22, 2010
Yimou is a very very good director and has made some of the best films to come out of China.
Dr Mohammed AL-Saedi

Turku, Finland

#2 Dec 22, 2010
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zhong guo babe

Ashfield, Australia

#3 Dec 22, 2010
oooh don't let the japanese see this

they'll get mad

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#4 Dec 22, 2010
zhong guo babe wrote:
oooh don't let the japanese see this
they'll get mad
The Chinese freaked out over Memoirs Of A Geisha, an American movie with a Japanese subject matter.
zhong guo babe

Ashfield, Australia

#5 Dec 22, 2010
^

yeah because of the actress playing in a japanese film

i meant if the japanese see a mainstream movie like this they'll go mad and say it's fake and not proven or some shyt LOL
Do GOODER

New York, NY

#6 Dec 22, 2010
Actually it was the Japanese who freaked out because none of the beauties were Japanese, only Chinese. Chinese Girls are more beautiful as a rule.
the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#7 Dec 22, 2010
Geisha girls are known for their talents more than their beauty. If you put a lot of powder on your face you can turn a cow into a beauty any way. That is what a geisha in those days had: a cosmetic mask.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#8 Dec 22, 2010
zhong guo babe wrote:
^
yeah because of the actress playing in a japanese film
i meant if the japanese see a mainstream movie like this they'll go mad and say it's fake and not proven or some shyt LOL
The Chinese government equated Geisha with comfort women.
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There have been films and documentaries on the events taking place in Nanking/Nanjing. It's not a new subject. One could understand why the Japanese would rather forget it.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#9 Dec 22, 2010
Do GOODER wrote:
Actually it was the Japanese who freaked out because none of the beauties were Japanese, only Chinese. Chinese Girls are more beautiful as a rule.
It was an American film, it should have had Japanese-American actresses but as I understand it, Sony/Columbia nixed the idea and wanted Zhang, Yeoh and Gong due to their stronger box office appeal. I thought all 3 actresses were good and served the movie well.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#10 Dec 22, 2010
the examiner wrote:
Geisha girls are known for their talents more than their beauty. If you put a lot of powder on your face you can turn a cow into a beauty any way. That is what a geisha in those days had: a cosmetic mask.
The white face was to highlight their features in dimly light tea houses and meeting places.

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