China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun

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Steven Spielberg

John Malkovich

Christian Bale

Martin Sheen

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A documentary which focuses on the translation of J.G. Ballard's novel of war-time China, "Empire of the Sun," into the film directed by Steven Spielberg. The program goes behind the scenes to show the filming process, and includes scenes from the movie, interviews with the author, director, and actors, and shows footage of the 1941 Japanese invasion of Shanghai.