Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun


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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, 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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Drama, History, Action & Adventure, War & Military


2h 32min

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Nigel Havers
Dr. Rawlins
Joe Pantoliano
Frank Demarest
Masatō Ibu
Sgt. Nagata
Emily Richard
Jim's Mother
Rupert Frazer
Jim's Father
Peter Gale
Mr. Victor
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
Eric Flynn
British Prisoner
James Greene
British Prisoner
Simon Harrison
British Prisoner
Barrie Houghton
British Prisoner
Paula Hamilton
British Prisoner
Thea Ranft
British Prisoner
Tony Boncza
British Prisoner
Nigel Leach
British Prisoner
Sheridan Forbes
British Prisoner
Peter Copley
British Prisoner
Barbara Bolton
British Prisoner
Francesca Longrigg
British Prisoner
Samantha Warden
British Prisoner
Burt Kwouk
Mr. Chen
Tom Danaher
Colonel Marshall
Paul McGann
Lieutenant Price