A British boy is separated from his family at the start of World War II. Amidst shortage of food and no means of survival, he is eventually interned in a Japanese POW camp.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Tom Stoppard
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.
Source: based on the novel by J.G. Ballard
Genres: drama, history, war
Categories: japanese occupation, shanghai, japanese army, japan, harmonica, bravery, peasant, pow, sergeant, photograph, chinese, japanese soldier, japanese surrender, footprint, wreath, potato, salt mine, oxen, children in wartime, chinese army, boy, kite, ariplane, hunger, culture clash
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
Color: Color (Technicolor)