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Empire of the Sun
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Miranda Richardson Miranda Richardson
Mrs. Victor
Nigel Havers Nigel Havers
Dr. Rawlins
Joe Pantoliano Joe Pantoliano
Frank Demarest
Masatô Ibu Masatô Ibu
Sgt. Nagata
Emily Richard Emily Richard
Mary Graham, Jim's mother


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Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard
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J.G. Ballard J.G. Ballard
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God taking a photograph.

7 years, 6 months ago at Apr 29 20:44
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''Learned a new word today. Atom bomb. It was like God taking a photograph.''

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Christian Bale: Jim 'Jamie' Graham

Steven Spielberg adapts and directs Empire of the Sun, the acclaimed, timeless best-seller by J.G. Ballard. Tom Stoppard acts as writer for the film pro... read more

Bale and Spielberg's excellent epic war film...

7 years, 8 months ago at Mar 10 18:08
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This is a underrated film from Steven Spielberg. It is an epic war film with a lot of raw emotion, epic music, fantastic qualities of cinema. It was very emotional because obviously a war film but it was mostly the characters and what happened to them. This is a very inspiring film too because no matter how small or young you are, it is never too late to give up on hope. Also, when Jim is separate... read more

A very good movie

3 years, 9 months ago at Feb 10 8:44
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Honestly, I have seen this one only once and it was a while back but I really liked it. It seems to be one of more obscure features directed by Steven Spielberg (with a filmography of 30 movies, built up over 40 years including the Indiana Jones franchise, ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Jaws’, ‘E.T.’, ‘Schindler’s list’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, it is hardly surprising that some of his othe... read more
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An aristocratic British youth is seperated from his family at the start of World War II after the Japanese Army invades British controlled areas of China. Reduced to living on the street and fighting for food, the youth is eventually interned in a Japanese POW camp for British civilians.
Release date: 25 December 1987
UPC: 085391175322
Tags: Drama (22), War (18), 1987 (11), 1980s (7), Japan (7), (7), WWII (6), Coming Of Age (6), China (6), Prison (6), History (4), Historical (4), Racism (3), World War II (3), Betrayal (3), Airplane (2), Soldier (2), Atom Bomb (2), Biography (2), Based On Novel (2)
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