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Rated
PG
Runtime 153 min
Ratings
75% critics Rotten Tomatoes
90% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 14+ Common Sense Media
Genre Action, Drama, History, War
Release 12/25/87
Actors Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers
Directors Steven Spielberg
Based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him.
Genre Action, Drama, History, War
Release 12/25/87
Actors Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers
Directors Steven Spielberg
Based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him.