PG | | Drama, History, War
Christian Bale used to breathe heavily, do run ups, and jump up and down for five minutes before every take.
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 ...
Jim could not have witnessed the atomic bomb explosion in Japan with anything approaching the detail shown in the film. The closest point of the Chinese mainland to Nagasaki is about 475 miles away, and Hiroshima is about 640 miles away. Even with no obstacles, the curvature of the earth would allow him to see nothing more than a brief dim glow on the horizon.
English, Japanese, Mandarin, Shanghainese
$1,314,509 (USA) (13 December 1987)