Empire of the Sun

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Empire of the Sun

based on novel or book stadium prisoner of war shanghai, china bravery peasant pacific war coming of age chinese japanese army japanese soldier japanese surrender salt mine internment camp child protagonist children in wartime japanese occupation of china suzhou, china

Empire of the Sun

Release Date: December 09, 1987

Year    :   1987
Slogan    :   «To survive in a world at war, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, War
Production Companies    :   Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures
Director    :   Steven Spielberg
Producers    :   Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Robert Shapiro
Writers    :   Tom Stoppard, Menno Meyjes, J.G. Ballard
RunTime    :   153 mins.
Budget    :   35000000
Revenue    :   66700000

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, 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 spirit, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

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