Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

TitleEmpire of the Sun
Release DateDecember 9th, 1987
GenresDrama, History, War
Runtime
DirectorSteven Spielberg
WritersTom Stoppard, Menno Meyjes, J.G. Ballard
Production CompaniesAmblin Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production CountryUnited States of America
Plot Keywordsjapan, stadium, harmonica, shanghai, bravery, peasant, pow, japanese occupation, sergeant, photograph, chinese, japanese army, japanese soldier, japanese surrender, footprint, wreath, potato, salt mine, oxen, children in wartime
Christian Bale
Christian Bale
Jim 'Jamie' Graham
John Malkovich
John Malkovich
Basie
Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
Mrs. Victor
Nigel Havers
Nigel Havers
Dr. Rawlins
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
Dainty
Joe Pantoliano
Joe Pantoliano
Frank Demarest
Leslie Phillips
Leslie Phillips
Maxton
Masatō Ibu
Masatō Ibu
Sgt. Nagata
David Neidorf
David Neidorf
Tiptree
Ralph Seymour
Ralph Seymour
Cohen
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