In 1937 China, an American mortician (Christian Bale) come to Nanking to deal with a monk's burial finds himself trapped by the Japanese occupation of the city. He poses as a priest in a bid to save his own skin, but when a cluster of schoolgirls and a group of prostitutes each seek the sanctuary of the church against the coming massacre, the faux father is faced with terrible choices. Director Zhang Yimou's affecting historical drama also stars Ni Ni, Shigeo Kobayashi, Tong Dawei. 142 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English and Mandarin DTS HD 7.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; featurettes. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles.