A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
Director: Steven Spielberg
One of Steven Spielberg's most ambitious efforts of the 1980s, Empire of the Sun remains an underrated gem in the director's distinguished filmography.
Tagline: To survive in a world at war, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.
Genres: drama, history, war
Keywords: japan, stadium, harmonica, shanghai, bravery, peasant, pow, japanese occupation, sergeant, photograph, chinese, japanese army, japanese soldier, japanese surrender, footprint, wreath, potato, salt mine, oxen, children in wartime
Categories: japanese army
Editor: Michael Kahn
Director of photography: Allen Daviau
Original music composer: John Williams
Executive producer: Robert Shapiro
Production design: Norman Reynolds
Runtime: 153 min
Language: English, Japanese, Mandarin
Sound Mix: Dolby
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1