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Empire of the Sun

7.4
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Original title
Empire of the Sun
Year
Running time
145 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard (Novel: J.G. Ballard)
Music
John Williams
Cinematography
Allen Daviau
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros
Genre
Drama. Adventure. War | II World War. Based On A True Story. China-Japan War (II)
Movie Groups
J. G. Ballard Adaptations
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Synopsis / Plot
An aristocratic British youth is seperated from his family at the start of World War II after the Japanese Army invades British controlled areas of China. Reduced to living on the street and fighting for food, the youth is eventually interned in a Japanese POW camp for British civilians. Here, admiration quickly develops both for captured American pilots and the Japanese themselves. When the war ends, the boy torn from everything he knew attempts to again find his parents.
Awards
1987: 0/6 Nominations for Academy Awards, including Art Direction, Cinematography & score
1988: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Cinematography, Score and Sound. 5 Nominations
1987: Golden Globes: 2 Nominations: Best Picture Drama, Best Score
1987: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Cinematography
1987: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1987: National Board of Review: Best Film, Director and Best Juvenile Performance (Bale)
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