This week in theaters

‘The Flowers of War’

August 23, 2012, Thursday/ 17:11:00

‘The Flowers of War’

Nanjing, December 1937. An American (Christian Bale) hides inside a church with a bunch of frightened school children from marauding Japanese soldiers who are burning the city to the ground. They’re soon joined in the church by a dozen seductive courtesans. Because the Japanese won’t harm Westerners, the man is convinced by the women to pose as a priest in order to protect the children from certain death or worse. Directed by: Zhang Yimou Country: China Genre: drama Cast: Christian Bale, Paul Schneider, Ni Ni, Zhang Xinyi, Tong Dawei, Atsuro Watabe, Shigeo Kobayashi, Cao Kefan


After her divorce, Sophia decides to move to a new home with her young daughter, Helena. The home is located inside a dark, gloomy building from the fascist era, which hides a mysterious closet and dark secrets. After the loss of Helena’s first baby tooth, their nightmare begins: Helena is obsessed with the Tooth Fairy and her mother watches, powerless, as the events unfold. Directed by: Christian Bisceglia, Ascanio Malgarini Country: Italy Genre: thriller Cast: Harriet MacMasters-Green, Sabrina Jolie Perez, Jarreth J. Merz

‘Sint’ (Saint)

Sinterklaas, a character similar to Santa Claus, is not the good-hearted children’s friend people think he is but the cruel, bloodthirsty ghost of a bishop who, whenever a full moon falls on Dec. 5, returns to slaughter as many children as possible. Directed by: Dick Maas Country: Netherlands Genre: horror Cast: Huub Stapel, Egbert Jan Weeber, Caro Lenssen, Bert Luppes

‘Escort in Love’ (Nessuno mi puo giudicare)

Alice (Paola Cortellesi) is a housewife and mother to 9-year-old Filippo (Giovanni Bruno) in a posh part of Rome, where she enjoys a luxurious home and lifestyle. When her husband dies in a car accident, she is left with massive debt and is at risk of losing her son. Desperately in need of cash and with no skills, Alice turns to the oldest profession in the world: prostitution. Directed by: Massimiliano Bruno Country: Italy Genre: comedy Cast: Paola Cortelessi, Raoul Bova, Rocco Papaleo, Caterina Guzzanti, Anna Foglietta, Lucia Ocone, Valerio Aprea

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