Empire of the Sun (1987)

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Genres
Drama, Action & Adventure, History, War & Military
Runtime
2h 32min
Age rating
PG

Cast

Christian Bale
Jim 'Jamie' Graham
Nigel Havers
Dr. Rawlins
Joe Pantoliano
Frank Demarest
Masatō Ibu
Sgt. Nagata
Emily Richard
Mary Graham, Jim's mother
Rupert Frazer
John Graham, Jim's father
Takatarô Kataoka
Kamikaze Boy Pilot
Robert Stephens
Mr. Lockwood
Guts Ishimatsu
Sgt. Uchida
Emma Piper
Amy Matthews
Jack Dearlove
Singing Prisoner
Anna Turner
Mrs. Gilmour
Ann Castle
Mrs. Phillips
Yvonne Gilan
Mrs. Lockwood
Ralph Michael
Mr. Partridge
Sybil Maas
Mrs. Hug
Barrie Houghton
British Prisoner
Peter Gale
Mr. Victor

Synopsis

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

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