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Empire of the Sun Plot

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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  • 1987 Official Trailer
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  • 4.5/5
By Ankur Sengupta

This is one of Steven Spielberg's very best. The movie also marks Christian Bale's debut in hollywood. A heartwarming story of an English boy who struggles to survive in Shanghai after it is conquered by the Japanese during the World War II. A really power packed performance by young Bale.

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