We already knew Christian Bale was set to star in 'Flowers of War, but considering it was made by Chinese director Zhang Yimou and submitted by China as the nation's Foreign Film Oscar selection, you'd expect there to be some Chinese dialect in the film. Based on the first trailer, there isn't! In fact, it looks like Bale -- as an American priest -- and the rest of the characters primarily speak English. Though since this is only a three-minute-clip, expect to hear Chinese dialect spoken at some point.
'Flowers of War' follows John Magee (Bale), an American priest who helps save the lives of Chinese citizens during the Nanking Massacre. It will hit theaters in China on Dec. 16. The film currently has no American release date.

[via Vulture]

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