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Tag: Japan

THE FLOWERS OF WAR

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
THE FLOWERS OF WAR

Director Zhang Yimou (“Raise the Red Lantern,” “Ju Dou,” “Hero,” “House of the Flying Daggers”) tells an epic story of love and sacrifice in “The Flowers of War,” adapted by screenwriter Liu Heng from the novel by Geling Yan. Set during Japan’s 1937 invasion of China, the film is told from a young girl’s point […]

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December Notes

| December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

In November I wrote about Simone Weil (“Do You Know Simone Weil?”), a woman whose life and legacy has come to haunt my own. I could have written more, but must allow readers’ interest in Simone is limited. However, if you choose to know more about this extraordinary woman, Google offers many connections to Simone’s […]

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