Empire of the Sun
- Original title
Empire of the Sun
- Running time
- 145 min.
- United States
Tom Stoppard (Novel: J.G. Ballard)
Drama. Adventure. War | II World War. Based On A True Story. China-Japan War (II)
- Movie Groups
J. G. Ballard Adaptations
- 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.
: 0/6 Nominations for Academy Awards, including Art Direction, Cinematography & score
: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Cinematography, Score and Sound. 5 Nominations
: Golden Globes: 2 Nominations: Best Picture Drama, Best Score
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Cinematography
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: National Board of Review: Best Film, Director and Best Juvenile Performance (Bale)
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