Empire of the Sun

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Director:Steven Spielberg
Written by:Tom Stoppard (Screenplay), Menno Meyjes (Screenplay), J.G. Ballard (Novel)

Script Synopsis: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.