Empire of the Sun (1987) (SC)
Release Date: November 3, 2009.
"☆☆☆☆ A great adventure of the human spirit."
Jack Garner, Gannett News Service.
Steven Spielberg's film Empire of the Sun is an inspiring, action-packed epic of a small boy in a great war. That boy is Jim Graham, a young Briton whose unconquerable spirit soars high and free above the harsh confines of a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Through his eyes, we see the fascination and horror of war. And we see a child's hold onto childhood weaken as his struggle to survive grows fiercer. Based on J.G. Ballard's memorable bestseller, this first major Hollywood studio production ever to shoot in the People's Republic of China earned 1987 National Board of Review awards for Best Picture and Director, as well as a special citation for Outstanding Juvenile Performance for Christian Bale as Jim. -- (C) Warner Bros, 1987, USA.
Starring John Malkovich, Miranda Richadson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale.
Based on the novel "Empire of the Sun," written by J.G. Ballard.
Genre/Subject: Drama, History, War, Book Adaptation.
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