• Film ID:
  • 2177
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=147 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987)
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A carefully constructed epic telling the story of a rich young English boy whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai. Separated from his parents he is eventually captured and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp next to a captured Chinese airfield. As he and the other civilians are gradually starved, he turns from a child to an adolescent while learning the art of survival. When the war ends, the boy attempts to find his parents. Based on JG Ballard's autobiographical novel, Superb.
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