Prisoners of the Sun (1990)

R   |    |  Drama, War

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The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. ... See full summary »




  • John Bach in Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
  • Nicholas Eadie in Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
  • Yuichiro Senga in Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
  • Yuichiro Senga in Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
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  • Kazuhiro Muroyama in Prisoners of the Sun (1990)

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2 January 1999 | Em-21
| Enjoyable but heavy in parts
This film is well made and well cast. The story-line is fairly easy to follow and has just the right amount of action. However, in places the action can be somewhat heavy... although this can only really be expected of a film on this theme. If you like war-time court-room dramas then you will enjoy this film. It is not predictable and the characters are believable.

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Release Date:

26 July 1990


English, Japanese

Country of Origin

Australia, UK

Filming Locations

Queensland, Australia

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,296 21 July 1991

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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