Gold changes hands, and the master of the House of Hellebore gives an order: 'War is coming. The child must die.' In our own world ... A flower war or flowery war (Nahuatl languages: xōchiyāōyōtl, Spanish: guerra florida) was a ritual war fought intermittently between the Aztec Triple Alliance and its enemies from the "mid-1450s to the arrival of the Spaniards in 1519." Enemies included the city-states of Tlaxcala, Huejotzingo, and Cholula in the Tlaxcala-Pueblan Valley in central Mexico. The Flowers of War The Flowers of War began as a project to uncover, perform, discuss and celebrate the music and art that people used to cope with the horror of war.
This collaborative work of art comprises enamelled floral emblems of remembrance, inspired by those found on the battlefield and at home. The Flowers of War (Chinese: 金陵十三钗) is a 2011 historical drama war film directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Zhang Xinyi, Tong Dawei, Atsuro Watabe, Shigeo Kobayashi and Cao Kefan. The film is based on a novella by Geling Yan, 13 Flowers of Nanjing, inspired by the diary of Minnie Vautrin.