Empire Of The Sun


2h 32m 1987

Brief Synopsis

A soldier-of-fortune helps a young boy survive in World War II Japan.

Film Details

Also Known As
El imperio del sol, Empire du Soleil, Solens rike
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Historical
War
Release Date
1987
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Knutsford, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Trebujena, Spain; Sunningdale, England, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 32m

Synopsis

Semi-autobiographical story of an 11-year-old English boy learning to grow up in a Japanese internment camp during WWII.

Crew

Margaret Adams

Production Coordinator

Ted Ambrose

Other

David Appleby

Key Grip

Lynda Armstrong

Makeup

Vic Armstrong

Stunt Coordinator

Jin Zhi Bai

Props

J G Ballard

Source Material (From Novel)

Kevin Bartnof

Foley

Craig Bassett

Associate Editor

Donah Bassett

Negative Cutting

Dickey Beer

Stunts

Kevin Berman

Security

Robert Betts

Other

Ren Yi Biao

Accountant

Brian Bishop

Scenic Artist

Charles Bishop

Art Director

Peter Bloor

Gaffer

Gavin Bocquet

Assistant Art Director

Al Bowly

Song Performer

John S Boyd

Sound

Allan Bromberg

Foley Editor

Barry Brown

Camera Operator

Lawrence Burns

Carpenter

Irena Butcher

Accountant

Roy Button

Assistant Director

Charles L Campbell

Sound Editor

Marianne Campbell

Other

Larry Carow

Sound Editor

Corrine Cartier

Casting Associate

Maggie Cartier

Casting

Sharon Cartwright

Set Decorator

Ignacio Castellvi

Other

Miguel Chang

Assistant Art Director

Sonia Chang

Other

Colin Charles

Sound Mixer

Mishka Chen

Production Associate

Peter Childs

Other

Javier Chinchilla

Assistant Director

Nikki Clapp

Script Supervisor

Murray Close

Photography

Bill Coggon

Props

Martin Cohen

Associate Editor

Lucy Coldsnow-smith

Sound Editor

Harry Cordwell

Set Decorator

Fred Crawford

Other

Kenny Crouch

Wardrobe

Phil Cunningham

Production

Tom Danaher

Pilot

Allen Daviau

Director Of Photography

Allen Daviau

Dp/Cinematographer

Shep Dawe

Sound

Tony Dawe

Sound Mixer

Yves De Bono

Other

Agustine Jimenez Del Campo

Wardrobe Assistant

Jimmy Devis

Dp/Cinematographer

Jimmy Devis

Director Of Photography

Don Digirolamo

Sound

Norman Dorme

Art Director

Michael Durran

Stunt Man

Lou Edemann

Sound Editor

Belinda Edwards

Production

Frank Elliott

Camera

John Ellis

Other

Larry Ely

Security

Paul Engelen

Makeup Supervisor

Jose Luis Escolar

Location Manager

Juan Esterlich

Assistant Director

John Evetts

Other

Val Farmer

Accounting Assistant

Daniel Farrell

Assistant Editor

Ren Ya Fei

Liaison

Jane Feinberg

Casting

Mike Fenton

Casting

Andres Fernandez

Wardrobe Assistant

Carlos Fernandez

Other

Gerald Fitzsimon

Accountant

Antony Ford

Production Assistant

Michael Ford

Set Decorator

John R Foster

Camera

Maurice Fowler

Art Director

Mike Frift

Camera Operator

Paul Frift

Location Manager

Shane Fry

Stand-In

Antonio Garcia

Accountant

Francisco Garcia

Casting

Martin Gates

Dialogue Coach

Lenny Geschke

Foley Editor

George Gibbons

Production

Ian Giladjian

Production

Nick Gillard

Stunts

Betty Glasow

Hairdresser

James Good

Other

Bradley M Goodman

Post-Production Assistant

James Graham

Production Associate

Peter Hancock

Property Master

Mark Hanna

Pilot

Ray Hanna

Pilot

Steven Harding

Assistant Director

Barbara Harley

Assistant

Keith Harvey

Stunt Man

Brian Hathaway

Other

Jeff Hawke

Other

Jose Maria Henry

Other

Lil Heyman

Production Assistant

Fred Hole

Art Director

Shen Jian Hua

Production Manager

Jack Hylton

Song Performer

James J Isaacs

Sound Editor

Sharon Jiang

Production

David Jonas

Production

Trevor Jones

Grip

Yuan Miao Jun

Other

Michael Kahn

Editor

Kathleen Kennedy

Producer

Chris Kenny

Associate Producer

Jim Kerr

Carpenter

Adam King

Stand-In

John King

Assistant Art Director

Geoff Kingsley

Construction Manager

Patrick Kinney

Assistant Director

Robert Knudson

Sound

Colette Koo

Wardrobe Assistant

Bobbe P Kurtz

Adr Editor

Eiji Kusuhara

Other

Wendy Leech

Stunts

Gerry Lewis

Assistant

Tim Lewis

Assistant Director

Colin Manning

Key Grip

Frank Marshall

Producer

John Maskall

Camera Operator

Yuriko Matsubara

Casting

Eve Mavrakis

Production

John Mccarthy

Song

John Mccarthy

Music Conductor

Margarita Mcdermott

Production Coordinator

Philip Mcdonald

Property Master

Roger Mcdonald

Other

Jonathan Mckinstry

Other

Ray Meehan

Best Boy

Roy Merchant

Stand-In

Wayne David Michaels

Stunts

David Middleton

Construction

Simon Mills

Camera

Zhu Jin Ming

Construction Manager

Frederick Mitchell

Grip

Vera Mitchell

Hairdresser

Nicholas Moore

Assistant Editor

Ted Morley

Production Manager

Ronnie Munro

Song Performer

Dennis Muren

Other

Shawn Murphy

Music

Terry Needham

Unit Manager

Chuck Neely

Sound Editor

Trevor Neighbour

Other

Mel Neiman

Other

Alan Nineberg

Adr Editor

Trilb Norton

Production Coordinator

Dan O'connell

Foley

Eamonn O'keeffe

Other

Brian Osborn

Grip

Michael Pangrazio

Other

Daniel Parker

Makeup

Antonio Parra

Special Effects

Kieron Phipps

Assistant Director

Chris Pinnock

Camera

John Pitt

Sound

Hoof Proudfoot

Pilot

Mickey Pugh

Props

Song Ning Qi

Casting

Wang Yong Qiu

Special Effects

Bonne Radford

Production Associate

Mary T Radford

Assistant

Jennie Raglan

Production Coordinator

James Rainbird

Song Performer

Robert Raring

Color Timer

Arthur Repola

Post-Production Supervisor

Norman Reynolds

Production Designer

Bob Ringwood

Costume Designer

Michael Roberts

Camera Operator

Glynis Robertson

Assistant

Cliff Robinson

Assistant Art Director

Meyer Rubin

Music Contractor

David Saldana

Other

John Samworth

Boom Operator

Diego Gomez Sempere

Production Manager

Shi Li Sha

Production Assistant

Ken Shane

Assistant Director

Robert W Shapiro

Executive Producer

Paul Shersby

Location Manager

Michael Shevloff

Production Assistant

Andrew Silver

Apprentice

Larry Singer

Adr Editor

Robin Skelton

Other

Michael Smith

Production Accountant

Herbert Spencer

Original Music

Steven Spielberg

Producer

Ray Staples

Other

Tom Stoppard

Screenplay

Rodger Sword

Sound Editor

Judy Taylor

Casting

Film Details

Also Known As
El imperio del sol, Empire du Soleil, Solens rike
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Historical
War
Release Date
1987
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Knutsford, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Trebujena, Spain; Sunningdale, England, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 32m

Award Nominations

Best Art Direction

1987
Norman Reynolds

Best Cinematography

1987

Best Costume Design

1987

Best Editing

1987
Michael Kahn

Best Score

1987

Best Sound

1987

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Steven Spielberg was nominated for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America.

Released in United States Winter December 9, 1987

Released in United States December 11, 1987

Released in United States on Video August 10, 1988

Released in United States February 1988

Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 1988.

Began shooting March 1, 1987.

Released in United States Winter December 9, 1987

Released in United States December 11, 1987

Released in United States on Video August 10, 1988

Released in United States February 1988 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 1988.)