Kate Ward
October 20, 2011 AT 10:20 PM EDT

Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers of War might just be the best way to learn a new language. That’s because the film is presented in Mandarin and English — and, luckily for bilingual folks, the trailer for the film features both languages. And the Chinese film features an English-speaking actor as well. Who? A certain someone who moonlights as the Dark Knight, Christian Bale. Check out the explosion-heavy trailer for Flowers of War, which is set during the Nanking Massacre of 1937, below:

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