PG | | Drama, History, War
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
In Rescue Dawn (2006), 19 years after this film, Christian Bale recounts an incident during World War II in which an American fighter plane on a strafing run flew closely past him with the canopy open, and the pilots looking straight at him, with his goggles up.
In 1941 China and Japan had been in a state of undeclared war for four years. A Japanese army of occupation was in control of much of the countryside and many towns and cities. In Shanghai thousands of Westerners, protected by the diplomatic ...
Early in the movie, Jamie is in bed, his mother is tucking him in and his father is standing over watching them both, holding a newspaper in his hand. Just before the scene ends, the father and his newspaper jump to the right.
English, Japanese, Mandarin, Shanghainese
$1,314,509 (USA) (13 December 1987)
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