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Mon, Aug 14

8:22 AM - 11:04 AM

HBO

Empire of the Sun

Show Type: Movie
Language: English
Genre: Drama,War
 

Show description

James Graham alias Jim (Christian Bale) is a young boy whose luxurious life is shattered during the Japanese invasion of Shanghai in 1941. Jim is separated from his parents, captured and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp. Watch the film to see how amidst the food shortage and sickness in the camp, Jim works at reconstructing his former life while helping everyone around him.

Show Details

Release Date
9 December 1987 (USA)
IMDB Rating
7.7/10
Awards
Won BAFTA Film Award in 1989 for Best Cinematography: Allen Daviau, Best Score: John Williams, Best Sound: Charles L. Campbell, Louis L. Edemann, Robert Knudson, Tony Dawe
Nominated For
Oscar Academy Awards in 1988 for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Norman Reynolds, Harry Cordwell, Best Cinematography: Allen Daviau, Best Costume Design: Bob Ringwood, Best Film Editing: Michael Kahn, Best Music: John Williams, Best Sound: Robert Knudson, Don Digirolamo, John Boyd, Tony Dawe
Trivia
Col. Marshall (Tom Danaher) was a Marine night fighter pilot in the Pacific in WWII and was credited with shooting down the last Japanese bomber of the war. He also flies one of the Japanese
Actor
Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers
Director
Steven Spielberg
Producer
Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy
Writer
Tom Stoppard
Music Director
John Williams

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