|The Flowers of War
|| China |
||Beijing New Picture Film Co. |
New Picture Company
||Row 1 Entertainment |
Wrekin Hill Entertainment
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
The Flowers of War is a 2011 Chinese historical drama directed by Zhang Yimou and based on the novel "13 Flowers of Nanjing" by Geling Yan. In the midst of the Rape of Nanking during the Second Sino-Japanese War, an American mortician, John Miller (Christian Bale), a group of schoolgirls, and prostitutes from a nearby brothel find sanctuary in a Catholic church. To rescue the women, John tries posing as a priest.
The following weapons were used in the movie The Flowers of War
Nambu Type 14
Imperial Japanese officers use Nambu Type 14 pistols.
Early Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
A Japanese officer holds his Nambu Type 14.
A Japanese officer fires his Nambu at Major Li.
Major Li (Dawei Tong) carries a holstered Mauser C96.
Mauser C96 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A Mauser C96 in Major Li's holster.
Sten Mk II (modified to resemble SIG M1920)
Some Chinese Nationalist soldiers can be seen armed with the Sten Mk II submachine gun (probably airsoft replicas) visually modified to resemble SIG M1920 submachine guns. The same props can be seen in Cold Steel.
A Chinese Nationalist soldier aims his fake SIG.
Another Chinese Nationalist soldier with his fake SIG SMG.
This one has original SIG-style barrel shroud.
Chinese soldiers get shot by a Japanese tank machine gun. The fake SIG is on the left.
Type Zhongzheng Rifle
The Type Zhongzheng rifle is used by Chinese Nationalist soldiers, including Major Li, in the defense of Nanking.
Type Zhongzheng rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Chinese soldiers aim their Type Zhongzheng rifles.
A Chinese soldier holds his Zhongzheng rifle.
Major Li holds his scoped Type Zhongzheng rifle.
Major Li fires his scoped rifle at Japanese soldiers. Here, we see the scope is mounted ahead of the bullet chamber, allowing the use of a straight bolt handle.
Arisaka Type 38
The Imperial Japanese soldiers use the Arisaka Type 38 in the battle and subsequent occupation of Nanking.
Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
A Japanese soldier aims his Arisaka Type 38 at John Miller.
Japanese soldiers hold their Arisaka Type 38 rifles.
The Bren Gun is used by Chinese Nationalist soldiers in the defense of Nanking. Based on the straight magazine, these appear to be Canadian manufacture Brens, which were chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser and supplied to China during WWII (making their appearance during the Nanking Massacre as depicted here anachronistic).
Bren Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser. This variant of the Bren was manufactured by Inglis in Canada and was supplied to the Chinese army during WWII.
A Chinese soldier fires the Bren.
A Chinese soldier fires the Bren light machine gun. Another soldier prepares to throw a Type 67 stick grenade at Japanese soldiers.
A Chinese soldier holds the Bren.
Type 11 Light Machine Gun
The Type 11 Light Machine Gun is used by Imperial Japanese soldiers.
Type 11 Light Machine Gun - 6.5x50mm Arisaka.
A Japanese soldier fires the Type 11 LMG at Major Li's position.
A Japanese soldier holds the Type 11 LMG.
Type 91 Tank Machine Gun
Type 94 tankettes are armed with the Type 91 Tank Machine Gun (a Type 11 LMG modified to be a tank mounted).
Type 91 Light Machine Gun, the vehicle mounted version of the Type 11, in tank mount - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
A Type 94 tankette fires a Type 91 tank machine gun.
A Japanese Type 94 tankette advances.
Type 67 stick grenade
The Type 67 stick grenade is used by Chinese Nationalist soldiers, including Major Li (Dawei Tong).
Type 67 High-Explosive Fragmentation stick grenade.
Several Type 67 stick grenades on the ground.
Numerous Type 67 stick grenades on a Chinese soldier's back.
A Type 67 stick grenade is seen.
Type 97 hand grenade
Japanese soldiers use Type 97 hand grenades.
A Japanese soldier about to throw his grenades, bundled together for increased explosive force.