PG | | Drama, History, War
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
It was David Lean who first suggested Nigel Havers for the role of Dr. Rawlins.
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 ...
When the choir sings at the beginning, and during Jamie's solo, the camera pans right to left. As it passes the boy to Jamie's left, the boy glances at the camera.
English, Japanese, Mandarin, Shanghainese
$1,314,509 (USA) (13 December 1987)