Cinema Book Club: Empire Of The Sun
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson
Release Date: Fri 25 Dec 1987
Steven Spielberg's epic, Empire of the Sun, based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, stars Christian Bale as a spoiled young British boy, living with his wealthy family in pre-World War II Shanghai. During the Japanese invasion, Bale is separated from his parents. With the help of soldier-of-fortune John Malkovich, Bale learns to survive without a retinue of servants at his beck and call.
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