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Empire of the Sun (1987)

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Release date
1987
Runtime
2h 32m
Shade
Color
Audio
english, french
Frame
16:9 (widescreen)
Plot
Based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him.
Genre
Drama, War
Director
Steven Spielberg
Cast
Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Haves
IMDB rating
7.7/10

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